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I knew I had no money to defray it, wherefore dust of the earth, and in putting on the garI said to the warden : Before thou sendest me ments more becoming the daughter of Zion. to an inn, which may occasion some expense, I But if it is the will of God to have a Fox or a think it needful to acquaint thee that I have no Joshua, or many of them, to lead on the 'peomoney.' At that the warden stared, and turn- ple, I believe he is now preparing them, for the iog quickly upon me said, ' IIow! no money ! interest manifested in many places among tho How can that be? you don't look like a man younger people is too plain to be disregarded ; that has no money.' • However I look,' said and this I cannot but view as the work of the 1, • I tell thee the truth, that I have no money, spirit in preparing the coming generation for and I tell it to forwarn thee that thou mayest the rebuilding of the temple which has so pot bring any charge upon the town.' 'I won- nearly fallen down. And I think these valiant der,' said be, 'what art you have got that you young people should receive more cocouragecan travel without money; you can do more, I ment to prepare themselves fully, that they may assure you, than I can.'
go forth boldly in the work. “ I making po answer, he went on and said, Beginning with Jesus Christ and his apostles • Well, well! but if you have no money, you up to the present time, we invariably find that have a good horse under you, and we can dis- reforms have been generally brought about train him for the charge. But,' said I, 'the through the instrumentality of young men horse is not mine! No! but you have a good called of God for the service, which has shown coat on your back, and I hope that is your own.' that it is not length of years, but faithfulness, • But it is not,' said I, 'for I borrowed both which is required; and so I believe it is at this the horse and the great coat.' With that the present time; and that from the North and the warden, holding up his hands, smiling, said, South, the East and the West, will arise those • Bless me! I never met such a man as you are whom we will be glad to acknowledge as iostrubefore! What! were you set out by the parish ?' ments of deliverance. Therefore I desire that Then, turning to the constable, he said, Have we quench not the spirit in these young people, him to The Greyhound, and bid the people be and that we despise not their youth nor their civil to him.' Accordingly to The Greyhound prophesyings, even though they sometimes slip I was led, my horse put up, and I put into a with their tongues, though not from their
rge room, and some account given of me, I heart; for such things as this all are liable tosuppose, to the people of the house.
but from them they can rise again. “ This was new work to me, and what the Finally, I wish us not to be discouraged, por issue would be I could not forsee; but being look too much on the dark side, but rather enleft there alone I sat down, and retired in spirit courage our brother, and excite ourselves to to the Lord, in whom alone was my strength more ardent efforts in attaining the great end and safety; and of Him I begged support, even of our existence, in advancing the kingdom of that He would be pleased to give me wisdom, heaven upon earth, and preparing for futurity. and right words to answer the warden, when I 10th month 20th, 1867.
S. should come to be examined before him again. (To be continued.)
TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE. A FEW WORDS FOR FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER. Did a holy life consist of one or two poble The numerous communications which have deeds--some signal specimens of doing, or enof late appeared in the Intelligencer concern- during, or suffering-we might account for the ing the spiritual well-being of our Society, failure, and reckon it small dishonor to turn have awakened many similar serious thoughts back in such a conflict. But a boly life is in my mind; and I sincerely believe the sound made up of small things. It is the little things ing of these alarms (which are not to be re- of the hour, and not the great things of the age, garded as idle tales), are the forerunners of a that fill up a life like that of Paul and John, change for the better.
like that of Rutherford, or Brainerd, or Martyn. That the Society has not the zeal and spirit- Little words, not eloquent speeches or sermons; uality of old, I must reluctantly confess; and little deeds, not miracles, nor battles, nor one I believe no reflecting miod will deny that the great heroic act of martyrdom, make up the causes of this are the subject of many commu- true Christian life. The little constant sunbeam, pications; but the remedy, and who sball apply not the lightning; the waters of Siloam, “ that it, seems to be more hidden, and therefore less go softly" in their meek mission of refreshment, spoken of. Now, I think if individuals would not the waters of torrent, poise and force, aré examine themselves, and each one find out the true symbols of a holy life. the condition of his own soul, and how he The avoidance of little evils, little sins, litstood before God-what advanced him, and tle inconsistencies, little weaknesses, little follies, wbat retarded him in the Divine life-and little indiscretions and imprudences, litele foithen acted accordingly, the Society would be bles, little indulgences of self and of the flesh, but a short time in shaking herself from the l little acts of indolence or indecision, of sloven
Jiness or cowardice, little equivocations or aber-1 our esteem, would it not be better to give some rations from high integrity, little touches of article the use and sight of which would often sbabbiness and meanness, little exhibitions of bring the kindness of the donor to remenubrance, worldliness and gayety, little indifferences to the instead of costly articles of show, the charge of feelings or wishes of others, little outbreaks of which is a trouble and expense ? temper, or crossness, or selfishness, or vanity;! And again, I would ask, Are there not more the avoidance of such little things as these goes suitable periods than the wedding day to give far to make up at least the negative beauty of these tokeos of esteem? And is it consistent a boly life. And then attention to the little with our profession to make a museum and show duties of the day and hour in public tran. of the bridal presents, thereby destroying that sactions, or private dealings, or family arrange- delicacy and simplicity that ever attends the ments; to little words, and looks, and tones ; generosity that springs from the heart? Why little self-denials, and self restraints, and self should any one desire to have his gifts heralded forgetfulness; little plads of quiet kindness and to the world, and made a common stock of gosthoughtful consideration for others; to punc- sip for the neighborhood ? Does it pot engentuality and method, and true aim, in the order der a selfish expectation that the gifts made ing of each day—these are the active develop- will be returned by similar presents sbould like ments of a holy life, the rich and divine mosaics circumstances occur ? And are not those who of which it is composed.
do not follow this fashion sometimes branded as What makes yon green hill so beautiful ? Not | niggardly and mean? the outstanding peak or stately elm, but the We would keep the spirit of generosity sacred, bright sward which clothes its slopes, composed and surround it by every safeguard of privacy of innumerable blades of slender grass. It is of and simplicity, watching over our actions lest small things that a great life is made up; and the desire of praise and the esteem of men do he who will acknowledge no life as great save pot prompt our doings; and not only the right that which is built up of great things, will find hand know, but the world may know and see little in Bible characters to admire or copy. how kind and generous we are; and if so, where - Dr. Bonar.
will be our reward ?
10th mo.. 1867.
FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER. BY I. HICKS. Generosity is one of the finest feelings of PHILADELPHIA, ELEVENTH MONTH 2, 1867. human nature, and one that we should cultivate with most assiduous care. We should FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.give attention not only to the time and manner, The principle of love and unity is perhaps but to the method of giving, following the oftrepeated advice, recorded in the Scriptures, of
no less valued by us, than by some of our not letting our right hand know what our left
friends who have feared that the “ Intelligenhand doeth. And we are advised to give free-cer" has been guilty of an impropriety in ly, hoping and looking for nothing in return giving publicity to a variety of views upon the but inward reward and peace, that ever follows
present condition of the Society of Friends. well doing. Those blessed with means often esteem it a luxury to give of the good things of.
We believe that “ Truth never loses ground by this life to those who require them.
inquiry,” and that we do not deviate from the A practice is prevalent among the opulent Christian path in regarding with brotherly and fashionable in this country, which has made / kindness and charity the expression of a siniproads into our Society, of making costly pre- cere concern for the vital interests of the sents to those of their friends who are about to be married. I would not for one moment deter
ciety, even though we may differ in sentiment any one from any act of generosity, but I claim with the writer, as to the causes of apparent the consideration of all serious minds to the deficiencies and the remedies proposed for their question, Are the ostentatious presentment and removal. We are increasingly impressed with the succeeding public display of wedding pre- the era
the exalted character of the principles professed sents in accordance with the simplicity of our profession? Is the gift made by the prompt. by Friends,
by Friends, and with the liberty and equality · ings of a noble and generous pature, or is it which they inspire; and we also believe, that a done through the tyranny of fashion, the kind more faithful advocacy of them is essential to feelings of our nature having nothing to do with the growth of the spiritual body. There are it? Is it not probable that many of these bridal presents are given in accordance with
different gifts and different labers apportioned custom when the giver can ill afford the ex. I by the same spirit; and if a warping voice be pense? If we wish to present some token of lheard in another portion of the vineyard from
that in which we are engaged, is it not well to edge must lead to true happiness. I believe heed it sufficiently to inquire what it portends ? there are no intenser and purer joys given to
Uniformity of opinion is too often regarded those who feel that they have in some degree as essential to Christian unity. Not only in the been set free from the narrow and limited varied castes of niind, but in the different views in which the bulk of mankind are engrowths of spiritual experience, there is much veloped, than the simple joy of existence and that calls for forbearance and charity. The of life in the presence of the Almighty Father apostle was no doubt aware of a similar con- of all, and under the protecting shadow of his dition in the church in his day when he said, wing." "We, then, that are strong, ought to 'bear the This seems to us to be the state of con. infirmities of the weak, and not to please our version and child-like trust alluded to as esselves.” He also testified that “the kingdom sential to be known, ere there can be an enof God” is “righteousness and peace and joy trance into the heavenly kingdom, where there in the Holy Spirit.” If humility is the cloth is but one language-that of love and of peace. ing of the mind, even those who may have attained to the stature of manhood, may some
The recent decision of a case in the United times be instructed by the little child.
States Circuit Court in and for the district of of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou hast Maryland, by Chief Justice Chase, in relation perfected praise.” Our views in relation to this to a colored girl named Elizabeth Turner, will subject are so clearly expressed by
be read with interest by those who regard lib
The Chief Justice said the questions in the the great diversity of sentiment which must
case were so grave and important that he adnecessarily exist in a Society like ours, the au
journed the Court, in order to give the claimant thor says that "the only class of writing which or any person interested in the decision of the feels to me as of a really doubtful tendency,'
case an opportunity to appear. The claimant is that which does not bear evidence of sin.
did not employ counsel, but was willing the cerity, or that which aims at producing effects matter should be settled by the Court. on the mind analagous to that of stimulants on
When it again convened, the Chief Justice the body-wharis called 'sensational,' in wbich
delivered the following decision : much must be included that is meant to be re
The petitioner in this case seeks relief from ligious.” “ The free expression of sincere con- bleton, of Talbot county, in Maryland, in al
restraint and detention by Philemon T. Hamviction in a calm and thoughtful spirit must be leged contravention of the constitution and laws productive of benefit both to author and reader, of the United States. The facts as they appear independent of the soundness of the conclu. from the return made by Mr. Hambleton to
the Court, and by his verbal statement made in sions arrived at.
Court and admitted as part of the returo, are “However much some may regret the tenden-substantially as follows: cies of religious thought in the present day, the
The petitioner, Elizabeth Turner, a young time is gone by when ang successful attempt the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of
person of color, and her mother, were, prior to can be made to restrain its perfect liberty. I 1864, slaves of the respondent. That constitudo not believe in forbidden knowledge. Man tion went into operation November 1st, 1864, must be intended to use to the utmost all the and prohibited slavery. Almost immediately powers that have been bestowed upon him. thereafter many of the freed people of Talbot The farther he extends bis researches in any authority, the nature of which does not clearly
county were collected together under some local direction, whether natural or spiritual, the more
appear, and the young persons were bound as he will, if he learns aright, become humbled in apprentices, usually, if not always to their late the presence of the infinites around him, and masters. he will be able to say with Isaiah, 'As the
Among others Elizabeth, the petitioner, was heavens are higher than the earth, so are God's dated Nov. 32, two days after the new Cousti
apprenticed to Hambleton by an indenture ways higher than man's ways, and God's tution went into operation. Upon comparing thoughts than man's thoughts.' True knowl. 'the terms of this indenture, which is claimed
to have been executed under the law of Mary- | Ton, of Mt. Kisco, to Puebe F. HAVILAND, of Chappaland relating to negro apprentices, with those qua, N. Y. required by the law of Maryland in indeutures | Diep, on the 7th of Tenth month, 1867, at the for white persons, the variance is manifest. house of John Bedell, West Vienna, Oneida Co., N.Y.,
The petitioner under this indenture is not DEBORA Powell, aged 80 years. She was a wortby entitled to any education—a white apprentice
member of Verona Monthly Meeting.
i on the 23d of Tenib month, 1867, in 23d must be taught reading, writing and arithmetic.
Ward, Pbiladelphia, PRISCILLA ROBERTS, n the 801b The petitioner is liable to be assigned and trans
year of her age. ferred at the will of the master to any person —, at Newtown, Bucks Co., Pa, on the 16th of in the same county-the white apprentice is not Tentb mo., 1867, MICHAEL H. JEnks, aged 72 vears. thus liable. The authority of the master over
--, at the residence of Theodore Hibberd, on the
12th of Tenth month, 1867, Lydia Hughes, aged 73 the petitioner is described in the law as a prop
was a prop; years; a member of Pipe Creek Montbly and Parerty and interest; no such description is applied | ticular Meetings. to authority over a white apprentice.
- on the 20th of Tenth month, 1867, at the It is unnecessary to mention other particulars. residence of her motber, in Pbiladelphia, Pa., Jane, Such is the case and I regret that I have been daughter of Mary and the late John Hillborn, in her obliged to consider it without the benefit of any
43d year; a memberof Byberry Monthly Meeting, Pa. argument in support of the claim of the respon.
FRIENDS' SOCIAL LYCEUM, dent to the writ; but I have considered it with
win Third-day evening, Eleventh mo. 5th, at 7 o'clock, care, and an earnest desire to reach right con- Dr. J. Gibbons Hupt will exbibit the Stereopticon. clusions. For the present, I shall restrict my! Eleventh month 12th, John J. White will lecture. self to a brief statement of these conclusions, without going into the grounds of them. The
For Friends' Intelligencer. time does not allow more. The following propo
FRIENDS AMONGST THE FREEDMEN. sitions, then, seem to me to be sound law, and
No. X. they decide the case :
The educational labors of “ Friends' Associa. First-The first clause of the thirteenth tion for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen," amendment of the Constitution of the United for the present season have commenced, and, it States interdicts slavery and in voluntary servi. must be confessed, under some discouragements. tude, except as a punishment for crime, and It is feared the idea is too prevalent that the establishes freedom as the constitutional right time has arrived for the Freedmen to be selfof all persons in the United States.
supporting ; that, extreme physical suffering Second—The alleged apprenticeship in the having ceased to exist, or, existing to only a present case is involuntary servitude, within limited extent, they should be able to take care the meaning of these words in the amendment of themselves; and that, being positively free,
Third-If this were otherwise, the indenture their education is but a secondary matter. Bet forth in the return does not contain import. It may be well to say that the Association ant provisions for the security and benefit of has done everything in its power to encourage the apprentice, which are required by the laws this self-supporting idea, by the introduction of of Maryland in indentures of white apprentices, industrial pursuits wherever practicable; has and is therefore in contravention of that clause taught them to aspire after it, and, in many inof the first section of the Civil Rights law, en stances, with marked success. But the many acted by Congress on April 9th, 1866.
hindrances to the consummation of this desira. Fourth-This law having been enacted ble object must be kept in view; they have not under the second clause of the thirteenth amend yet passed through the transition state, with all ment, in the enforcement of the first clause of their old habits clicging to them, and with outthe amendment, is constitutional, and applies to side surroundings tending to degrade rather all conditions prohibited yet, whether originat. 'than elevate ; added to which is the fact that in ing in transactions before or since its enact- many localities the old impositions and oppresment.
sions are even now but feebly checked by legal Fifth-Colored persons, equally with whites, enactments, either only partially enforced, or are citizens of the United States.
set aside altogether. The petitioner must be discharged from re- Should the educational efforts of Northern straint by the respondent.
Societies be abandoned at this particular crisis,
what would be the condition of the Freedmen? MARRIED, at Friends' Meeting-house, Goose Creek, Pitiable indeed! Not only would their igno. Va., on the 22d of Ninth month, 1867, Tuomas Tar-rance be taken advantage of, but they would be LOR to MARY Piggott.
deprived of the influence the presence of their -, at tbe same meeting, on the same day, BAR-I teachers has exercised on the community, and CLAY Eyre, of Bucks Co., Pa., to Emma Taylor, daughter of Henry S. Taylor, deceased.
which has, doubtless, heretofore been a great - , at Chappaqua, N. Y., on the 16th of Tentb / protection to them. Just such "watchmen on month, 1867, by Friends' ceremony, JESSE H. SUT-I the wall” their oppressors fear, and the value
of the numerous schools scattered over the sition, with the blue heaven above me, and the South by Friends and others may be partially free air around me, there was peace estimated, not only by the results which have and I felt strong and willing; and, though far been attained, but by the appreciation of the from friends and hone, I felt that God was Freelmen's Bureau of these efforts.
A spirit of prayer seemed also there, Shall the closing of these schools be per and it was to me a season of blessing." mitte?? The verdict is in the hands of the She also narrates her deliverance from the friends of the oppressed. They must be closed, difficulties with which she was surrounded, and unless early substantial pecuniary aid is forth. remarks: “Enough is as good as a feast; and coming. Our Association is now working surely it was true in this case, Oh! how good on faith, having but one month's salary for our our leavenly Father is. The winds are temteachers in the treasury. The want of means pered to the shorn la'nb. He makes the crooked has already compelled the closing of four paths straight, the bitter sweet, and turns sorschools, but it is hoped the "Appeal" recently row into yla lness."
J. M. E. forwarded to various Monthly and Preparative PHILADELPHIA, 10:h month 21, 1867. Meetings will arouse Friends to the importance
Since the above was prepared for publication, of continuing this work with even renewed en
the following has met the eye of the writer, ergy, and be followed by appropriate tangible and it is herewith appended as coatiematory of responses from every quarter. Let us not be our idea that this is no time to aban lon our disappointed.
schools, and that it is vitally important to inOur teachers now in the field, and their re
crease rather than decrease their number. spective locations, are as follows:
FREEDMEN'S SCHOOLS IN KENTUCKY. VIRGINIA SCH001.S. Cetharine E Ill, Vienna, Fairfax County. dent of freedmen's schools in Kentucky, we
From the report of T. K. Noble, superintenMiry NBride, Fairfax C. H., Sarah 1. Ely, Lewinsville,
gather the following facts: There are in the Frances E. Gauze, Herndon Station, “
State 37,000 children between the ages of six Sirah E. Lloyil, Woodlawn,
and eighteen years.
In the month of June Philena Healil, Falls' Church,
there were 96 schools, and 122 teachers, and Mary K. Brosius, Manassas,
5,921 pupils. Fifty buildings have been hired Sarah Ann Steer, Waterford, Loudon County. by the bureau for school purposes, and eight, C'uroline Thomas, Leesburg,
new houses have been erected, and several oth
ers are in progress, bailt mainly by the freedSOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS.
men, with some assistince from the bureau.
The report states :
“Gratifying as have been the results of the
labors of the year, the work of education is but
of every child is needed to keep the wolf from
• It is plain, therefore,