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publicly set myselft right in the matter in
which he arraigns me. But, before I proceed
with the case in hand, permit me, incidentally
to remark, that in my humble opinion, the
present is not the time for colored men to
waste their precious moments in frivilous
controversies with each other, notwithstanding
it is right and propver that they should
always be found ready and willing to expose
errors and derelictions of duty, whenever,
and wherever discovered, - still, I repeart, we
have no time to lose in frivilous controversies.
We have more important, [aye?] nobler work
to perform; and to do it wisely and well, we
must become united. The present state of
our cause, in this country, calls loudly for a
union of sentiment and concert action on
our part.

But to return from this digression. "J.D.B."
asks you "what has become of your correspondents
from Illinois?" "Where?" say
he," is H.O.W., J.J. and B.P."

I answer for "H.O.W." The other gentlemen
are, I presume fully able for
themselves. My answer is, that "H.O.W."
is here in Chicago, ready and willing when ever
a proper occasion may require of him,
to expose abuses, or to defend, in his feeble
manner, the cause of an oppressed people in
the State.

Again, he asks you: "Have these worthy
correspondents of yours ceased to be interested
in holding up to public scorn the abuses
friends of Colonization, its operation would
be to rid the South of a burthen, and secure
to them unlimited security in the enjoyment
of that despotic power that grinds humanity
to dust. It does not seem to me
something that I cannot comprehend to be
consistent, that the Orthodox world are so
solicitous to establish implicit belief in the
written word, so severely censorous upon
those who occupy a greater liberality in
their sentiments; and yet the most strenuous
advocates seem to forget or entirely overlook
the soundest principle of justice therein
laid down, viz: "Do unto others as thou
would they should do unto thee." Acting
on this would save much time, much equivocation,
and save Mr. Baldwin the labor of
extending his works any further.

A FRIEND TO HUMANITY

REJECTION OF E.G. LORING. - When we
yesterday morning stated anew some the
reasons why Mr. E. G. Loring should not be
honored with the appointment of Professor
in the Law School attached to Harvard College,
we had not a suspicion that the question
had already been settled, and that we
were performing a work of supererogation.
So it proves, however. On Thursday afternoon,
Mr. Loring was rejected by the Board
of Overseers - not, we trust, like the notorious
Bowen to creep in again, at some future
aperture, but definitely and decidedly. This is
a wholesome and encouraging event. It expresses,
in a way not to be misunderstood,
the opinion of Massachusetss on the business
of negro-catching, and declares that hence-

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burthen- old form of burden