They conquer Hearts more fortified than mine. The last dictated letter of Charlotte Tucker was to her niece, Mrs. J. Boswell, on the 21st of November:鈥? I really thought, while reading 鈥淯ncle Tom鈥檚 Cabin,鈥?that the authoress, when describing the character of Tom, had in her mind鈥檚 eye a slave whose acquaintance I made some years since, in the State of Mississippi, called 鈥淯ncle Jacob.鈥?I was staying a day or two with a planter, and in the evening, when out in the yard, I heard a well-known hymn and tune sung in one of the 鈥渜uarters,鈥?and then the voice of prayer; and O, such a prayer! what fervor, what unction,鈥攏ay, the man 鈥減rayed right up;鈥?and when I read of Uncle Tom, how 鈥渘othing could exceed the touching simplicity, the childlike earnestness, of his prayer, enriched with the language of Scripture, which seemed so entirely to have wrought itself into his being as to have become a part of himself,鈥?the recollections of that evening prayer were strangely vivid. On entering the house and referring to what I had heard, his master replied, 鈥淎h, sir, if I covet anything in this world, it is Uncle Jacob鈥檚 religion. If there is a good man on earth, he certainly is one.鈥?He said Uncle Jacob was a regulator on the plantation; that a word or a look from him, addressed to younger slaves, had more efficacy than a blow from the overseer. Deuteronomy 23:15,16.鈥擳hese words make a statute which, like every other statute, is to be strictly construed. There is nothing in the language to limit its meaning; there is nothing in the connection in which it stands to limit its meaning; nor is there anything in the history of the Mosaic legislation to limit the application of this statute to the case of servants escaping from foreign masters. The assumption that it is thus limited is wholly gratuitous, and, so far as the Bible is concerned, unsustained by any evidence whatever. It is said that it would be absurd for Moses to enact such a law while servitude existed among the Hebrews. It would indeed be absurd, were it the object of the Mosaic legislation to sustain and perpetuate slavery; but, if it were the object of Moses to limit and to restrain, and finally to extinguish slavery, this statute was admirably adapted to his purpose. That it was the object of Moses to extinguish, and not to perpetuate, slavery, is perfectly clear from the whole course of his legislation on the subject. Every slave was to have all the religious privileges and instruction to which his master鈥檚 children were entitled. Every seventh year released the Hebrew slave, and every fiftieth year produced universal emancipation. If a master, by an accidental or an angry blow, deprived the slave of a tooth, the slave, by that act, was forever free. And so, by the statute in question, if the slave felt himself oppressed, he could make his escape, and, though the master was not forbidden to retake him if he could, 119every one was forbidden to aid his master in doing it. This statute, in fact, made the servitude voluntary, and that was what Moses intended. 成a人动漫电影在线观看 Chorus鈥? 鈥楳ay 23.鈥擠ear Francis and Margaret started last night, the young May moon and the stars shining beautifully. It was a picturesque scene. The carriage had a lamp within it, as well as one or two outside; the light gleamed on our crowd of boys and men, mostly in white garments. Loud was the cheer when our dear ones drove off.... 10 Then they both stood up that night and prayed to God. And when it was morning, they went out, and went down westward of the cave, to the place where their corn was, and there rested under the shadow of a tree, as they were accustomed. 鈥楾he third child is the one whom I should most wish to resemble. He trusts me!鈥?