enly put forth by the friends of Slavery at the South.
Thirdly.—Mr. Clayton, as Secretary of State, in defiance of justice, and in mockery of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, has refused a national passport to a free-colored citizen, alleging that by a rule of his Department, passports are not granted to colored persons.
In marked contrast are the laws of Massachusetts, recognizing such persons as citizens; and also those words of gratitude and commendation, in which General Jackson, after the battle of New Orleans, addressed the black soldiers who had shared, with a noble enthusiasm, the perils and glory of their white fellow-citisens.
Fourthly.—The Post-Office Department, in a formal communication with regard to what are called incendiary publications, has stated that the Postmaster-General leaves the whole subject to the discretion of Postmasters under the authority of State Governments.
Here is no word of indignation at the idea that the mails of the United S