CHAPTER IX Extracts from the letters of these two years, 1884 and 1885, must unfortunately, for lack of space, be very limited in number. O thou art worthy of a nobler cause; 北京赛车杀一码无连错 Extracts from the letters of these two years, 1884 and 1885, must unfortunately, for lack of space, be very limited in number. The Meuse was frozen and must be crossed on foot. Pauline, who was again enceinte, managed, leaning upon her husband鈥檚 arm, slipping and stumbling, to get as far as the island in the middle. M. de Montagu insisted on her being carried the rest of the way by a sailor. M. de Beaune was helped by his only servant, Garden, a tiresome German boy of fifteen. They got to Helvoetsluys after dark, crossed next day, and after about a week found a cottage at Margate with a garden going down to the sea, which they took, and with which they were delighted. It stood between the sea and the country, and near them lived the family of M. Le Rebours, President of the Parliament of Paris, faithful Royalists who were happy enough all to have escaped, father, mother, grand-parents, six  children, and three old servants. He himself had just then gone to Paris to try to save some of his fortune. They had turned a room into a private chapel where mass was said by an old Abb茅; all attended daily, and, needless to say, the prayer for the King was made with special fervour. 鈥楯une 27.鈥擱eturned from Simla. Happy journey downhill with dear Lefroy. I have left Batala work for four weeks and four days. A e Fountain like a Furnace did appear, Jehovah hath triumphed, His people are free!鈥? Let us consider, also, the awful intrenchments and strength of the evil against which this very moderate resolution was discharged. 鈥淎 money power of two thousand millions of dollars, held by a small body of able and desperate men; that body raised into a political aristocracy by special constitutional provisions: cotton, the product of slave-labor, forming the basis of our whole foreign commerce, and the commercial class thus subsidized; the press bought up; the Southern pulpit reduced to vassalage; the heart of the common people chilled by a bitter prejudice against the black race; and our leading men bribed by ambition either 215to silence or open hostility.鈥漑27] And now, in this condition of things, the whole weight of these churches goes in support of slavery, from the fact of their containing slave-holders. No matter if they did not participate in the abuses of the system; nobody wants them to do that. The slave-power does not wish professors of religion to separate families, or over-work their slaves, or do any disreputable thing,鈥攖hat is not their part. The slave power wants pious, tender-hearted, generous and humane masters, and must have them, to hold up the system against the rising moral sense of the world; and the more pious and generous the better. Slavery could not stand an hour without these men. What then? These men uphold the system, and that great anti-slavery body of ministers uphold these men. That is the final upshot of the matter. CHAPTER XI Extracts from the letters of these two years, 1884 and 1885, must unfortunately, for lack of space, be very limited in number. Samuel Adwell, Jailer.