James G. Birney has proved that the American Church is the Bulwark of American Slavery, and Stephen S. Foster, that the American church and clergy are a Brotherhood of Thieves. Having thus shown the American church to be corrupt, we present our friends with another link in the chain of argument, from the hand'of William Goodell of Utica, being his well-known Essay on the Duty of Secession from a Cor rupt Church. The American anti-slavery Society is frequently charged with being opposed to all church organizations. The charge has been again and again both denied and refuted. Those who care to know our vlews m regard to the churches of the coun try and the course we urge our members to adopt, will find them clearly defined in the following pages. Though we differ on other points, on this Mr. Goodell and ourselves are entirely agreed.