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SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. In a former part of this month's · Harbinger,' we have given our readers a copy of a very able letter on this subject from the pen of the late Mr. Edward Rushton, of Liverpool, addressed to General Washington. We now add, what may be considered a State paper, an official document, from our Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, addressed to the British Minister in the United States, from which it will be seen that our government are far from being asleep, as respects this very important subject. We sincerely hope that they

will follow it up perseveringly, and may Heaven succeed their efforts in freeing that land of liberty from this disgraceful stigma on its national character!-EDITOR.


Foreign Office, July 7, 1834. SIR— Your dispatch of the 28th March of this year has been re. ceived, and laid before the King.

His Majesty's Government have learned with much regret that the President of the United States has declined acquiescing in the proposition which you were instructed to make to him for his accession to the conventions recently concluded between Great Britain and France, for the more effectual suppression of the slave trade; and his Majesty's Government are the more disappointed at this refusal, as they had indulged an expectation that the Government of the United States, animated by an earnest desire to assist in suppressing that inhuman traffic, would have eagerly availed themselves of the opportunity which the above proposition afforded them of co-operating effectually towards the accomplishment of that purpose.

His Majesty's Government, however, after an attentive consideration of the reasons which the President of the United States has assigned for refusing his accession to the treaty in question, are unwilling to abandon the hope of still succeeding in obtaining that accession ; for while, on the one hand, the objections which the President has urged to the proposal are not in themselves without weight, on the other hand the stipulations to which those objections refer, although essentially conducive to the complete attainment of the purpose in view, are, however, not absolutely indispensable.

Mr. M‘Lane, while he renews the objections originally urged by the American Government to an extension of the right of search to the coasts of the United States, observes, that a clause, proposing such extension, would not be an accession to the existing conventions according to their present terms, but an interpolation of a new article, giving a fresh and broader scope to the original limitations, and not contem. plated by the high parties.

This observation is undoutedly true; and the mere fact that this objection has been taken by the Government of the United States is a sufficient reason for not further pressing the adoption of such an article.

But however desirable such an article would be if the Government of the United States could be prevailed upon to agree to it, still, even without such a stipulation, a very important advantage would be gained for the interests of humanity by the accession of the Government of the United States to the conventions as they stand. If the flag of the United States was prevented by special treaty from being assumed by the dealers in the human race as a protection for their nefarious traffic on the coast of Africa and in the West Indian seas, and if these enemies of mankind were obliged to run the gauntlet through the cruisers of almost all the naval powers of Christendom, over some thousand miles of sea, unprotected by any flag by which they might attempt to cover their iniquity, it might well be hoped that their course would be arrested before they could reach any latitude within which the national pride of the United States could be wounded by the measurés necessary for submitting them to stoppage or search.

Taking these circumstances into consideration, his Majesty's Government are willing to abandon that part of their proposition to which Mr. M‘Lane's objections are directed ; and you are therefore instructed to renew your application to the United States' Government for their accession to the convention, omitting the stipulation for the extension of the right of search to the coasts of the United States.

In addressing the American Government again on this subject, you will state that his Majesty's Government have derived high gratification from learning, by Mr. M‘Lane's note, the earnest and unceasing solicitude felt in the United States, both by the Government and by the nation, for the entire annihilation of the odious traffic in slaves; and you will express the earnest hope of his Majesty's Government, that sentiments which reflect so much honour upon the United States will induce the American Government to waive any further objections to a measure calculated to contribute, in so important a manner, to bring about the result which all parties thus ardently desire.—I am, &c.,


PALMERSTON. The Right Hon. Sir Charles Vaughan, G.C.H., &c. &c.



America, an interesting object to Britons, 1.
American Revivals, alluded to, 9.-Retrospect of, 85, further

account of them, 186.
American Baptist Churches, how they treat their sable brethren

in reference to communion, 77; Note.
Ancient Order of Things, illustrated, 46–49, 241.
Ancient Gospel illustrated, 296.
Apology for the Scotch Baptists, 69.
Apostacy from the faith, foretold, 7.
Apostacy, Essay on, 264.
Apostolic Churches, their faith and order described, 36.
Apostolic Commission, to what it extended, 262.
Assembly General of the Kirk of Scotland, its proceedings, 191.
Baltimore, some account of the Reformed Church there, 21.
Baptism, Essay on, 64 ; its connexion with remission of

sins, 253.
* Bath Guardian,' extract from the, 331.
Beattie, Dr., his opinion of the Christian Religion, 96.
Bigotry, remarks on, 168.
Bigotry and Partiality, illustrated by a methodist, 268.
Birmingham Recorder,' extract from the, 286.
· Boston Recorder,' strictures on the, 257.
BROADDUS, Mr. ANDREW, his Essays on the influence of the Holy

Spirit, under the signature of Paulinus, No. 1, 130 ; No. 2, 169.
Burmah, designation of Missionaries to, 225.
Bible, hints on reading it, 358.
BIBLICUS, his experience described, 296.
Calamy, Dr., Extract from the account of his own life, 307.
Call to the Ministry, in what said to consist, 114.
Campbell, Mrs. her death and character, 129; her farewell Ad-

dress to her daughters, 181.
Catechisms, an Episcopalian witness against, 120.
CAUTIOUS, ROBERT, his letter to Mr. Campbell, 161 ; Reply

to, 162.
Christendom, why asleep during a thousand years, 294.
Christianity, its social character, 52.
Christian Priesthood, remarks on the, 165.
Christianised Nations, how they treat the Bible, 44.

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COLTON, Calvin, his account of American Revivals, 186.
Controversy, Religious, benefits resulting from, 105.
Clergymen, 279 young ones on the wheel, 306 ; their pretended

call an imposition on Christian credulity, 117; not more pious

than other classes of men, 303.
CAMPBELL, Mr. ALEXANDER, his debate with Mr. Owen, 17 ; his

letter to Mr. Wyeth, ibid; his first letter to W. Jones, 23 ;
his second letter, 77 ; his Preface to the Christian Baptist,
Vol. II. 97 ; Autobiography of, 124 ; his reply to Robert
Cautious, 162 ; his answer to Mr. R. B. Semple's first letter,
197 ; his reply to the second letter, 209; his third letter to
W. Jones, 223; his address to the Fathers, the Moderns, the
popular Preachers, and the Heretics, 289 ; his remarks on the
past, the present, and the future, 294 ; narrative of his own
experience, 296 ; his fourth letter to W. Jones, 325; his
fifth letter to the same, 337 ; grounds of his opposition to
Bible, Missionary, and Tract Societies, 163.
Christian Religion, Essay on the, 31 ; Essay on teaching it, 60.
Christianity, Primitive and Modern, compared, 153.
Christian Religion, delivered at once to the world, 6.
Christian Baptist,' some account of, 31.
Churches of Christ, how to be known, 6; some in America de-

scribed, il ; how they should propagate Christianity, 54.
Clarke, Mr. Joseph, his letter on American Revivals, 92—329.
CLERGY, strictures on their order, 10; their origin illustrated,

55 ; Essay on the, No. 1, 111; Essay, No. 2, 300 ; how con-
sidered by Mr. Campbell, 100 ; their kingdom described, 113;

how they are manufactured, 300.
Confession unto Salvation, Essay on, 101.
Conversion of the World, how to be effected, 42.
Cox, S, H. of America, refused the diploma of D.D., 360.
Decalogue, vindicated as a rule of life to believers, 232.
Divine Teaching, essential to saving Faith, 176 ; how distinguish-

able from what is merely human, 177.
Doctors in Divinity, their influence on the Baptist profession, 298.
Duncan, John Morrison, his visit to America, 2.
DUNCAN, Mr. James, his letter to Mr. John Glas, 280.
Edwards, President, referred to on American Revivals, 89.
Elders, or bishops, a plurality of them in the primitive

churches, 155.
English Baptists, their practice of mixt communion censured, 81
Epistolary Correspondence (New York), referred to, 10.
Elders, remarks on their support, 365.
Ellison, Seacome, Esq., his “Treatise on Baptism’reviewed, 320.
Faith, its simplicity, power, and excellency, illustrated, 218.
Foundation of Hope, and Christian union, 215.

Gospel, how it is to spread through the World, 52; Essay on its

design and immediate effects, 250.
GREATRAKE, Mr., of Baltimore, his letter to Mr. Campbell, 124.
Gregg, Messrs., their · Apology for withdrawing from the Wes-

leyan Methodists, reviewed, 317.
Haweis, Dr., his . Church History' quoted, 56.
HENSHALL, Mr. JAMES, of Baltimore, letter from, 20.
Heretical Teachers, among the Reformed churches in Ame-

rica, 146.
Holy Spirit, his influence in the salvation of men, Essay 1, 130.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, progress of the Gospel there, 366.
Infant Baptism, accounted for, 68.
INQUIRER, his letter to Mr. Campbell, 260.
JESUS IS THE Christ, illustrated, 220.
Jones William, his letters to Mr. Campbell, 69, 136, 174, 229.
Justification, how obtained, 252.
JOHNSTONE, LEWIS, of Halifax, his letter to the Editor, 366.
Kingdom of Christ, explained, 3; how set up in the

orld, 4 ;
the power attending it, 5.
Lutheran Reformation, reflections on the, 50, 294.
Mammon, its influence in the church, 306.
Mason, Sir John, his views of the world, 228.
Metaphysics explained! 316.
Many against the few, 324.
Millennial Harbinger,' (Mr. Campbell's,) some account of, 31.
Millennium, thoughts on its approaching dawn, 151.
Mosheim, Dr. his remarks on the simplicity of worship in the

first Christian churches, 55.
New York Epistolary Correspondence, referred to, and quoted,

10; its invaluable Essay on Baptism, 64.
· New York Observer,' extract from the, 82.
Oporto, Extract of a letter from, 319.
Orme, Mr. W., his estimate of modern Revivals, 86.
Owen, Dr. John, on bringing in the kingdom of Christ, 88.
Periodical publications by the Reformed Baptist churches in

America, 23.
Philadelphia Recorder,' estimate of its value, 120.
Poetry, Hymn from Bowring, 91.
Prayer of Jesus for the unity of his disciples, 247.
Presbytery of New Brunswick, their excellent Pastoral Let-

ter, 82.
Poetry, 365.
PALMERSTON, Lord, his letter to Sir Chas. Vaughan, 371.

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