--The New York Times
has the following:
"Emancipation in Brazil
has, to a certain extent, been a practical matter for a number of years, by the mild laws regarding the manumitting of slaves.
But there has arisen a new phase of the subject, and efforts were made last year in the Brazilian Senate
for more summarily dealing with slavery.
This year there is a determination to bring up the question in the Chamber of Deputies
— the popular branch of the Brazilian Parliament
A number of leading Brazilian gentlemen — some of them officials — have desired Rev. J. C. Fletcher
, whose name is known in connection with Brazil
, to collect and send to them documents, pamphlets, statistics, and works in general, bearing on slavery, emancipation, etc. Mr. Fletcher
has already appealed through the New York press, but informs us that, while he has received some few important contributions, New York has not responded as the city of Boston
Our war has had an immense influence in shaking the slave fabric in every country, and now, while the Brazilians, with their enlightened Emperor
, are resolved to deal with the subject, let us not be backward in responding to the appeal for information on this subject. "