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THE LEGION OF LIBERTY.
avarice of man is such, that of 177 slave ships which arrive every
year in Cuba, five-ninths are owned and fitted out in this Union un-
der the fostering care of its government, and their guilty gains are
Compare the conduct of the slave power at Washington to Texas,
and to Canada. Scattered along an extensive line, without muni-
tions of war, without provisions, almost without clothing, pursued
by the English forces on one side, and by the troops under the com-
mand of General Scott on the other, during a most severe and stormy
winter. Such was the situation of the Canadian republicans in 1838.
The Texians were slave-owners fighting to re-establish slavery on a
eoil from which it had been recently banished by the Mexicans; the
American government gave them every possible aid and assistance.
The Canadian Patriots fought for liberty to all, and no negro slavery
could be expected to crown their triumphs.-McKenzie's Gazette
LA ROY SUNDERLAND.
Meetings in favor of Texas and against Mexico, have been held in
every southern and south-western city. Upwards of fifty thousand
dollars in money and munitions have been subscribed for the Texians.
And it is said, that several have already left this city for Texas, in
order to engage in the war against Mexico.
Who can witness these efforts to support and extend slavery, and
not feel a blush of indignation for this boasted republic ! And look,
too, at the prodigality with which the slave-holders pour out their
money, and for the basest of purposes, while the cause of human
rights, at the north, languishes for the want of support.-N. Y.
The south never will give the slave up until the North is converted
to our doctrines. While the north regards the colored man as it now
does, it would be a Herculean, a desperate enterprise for the southl to
undertake the emancipation of the slave. The north must make its
peace with the " free colored man," before the south can emancipate
the slave. It would not save the country, or free the slave, to enact
the abolition of slavery by congress, and by every state general court
in the union, without a moral change in the white population to.
wards the black, and the consequent revolution of feeling in the black
towards the white man. Nothing can effect this change but the ac.
tion and prevalence of anti-slavery societies and principles.-Anti-
CHANGE OF OrINION.-Mr. J. B. Lamar, formerly warmly and ac-
tively engaged in the support of the Texian cause, is not disposed, it
appears to pursue the same course at present. In a letter to the Sa-
vannah Georgian, he says, that ", time, reflection, and a more en-
lightened conscience, convince him that any interference with the
war in Texas, by citizens of one of the United States, is a violation
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