"Miscegenation." — An Inquiry.

Editor of the Gazette:

Will you please give some explanation to that new word "Miscegenation," and the purpose of its advocates.

Yours, NEMO.

A pamphlet was lately published in the city of New York entitled "Miscegenation." This word was coined by the author of the pamphlet. It is a compound of two Latin words — miscere, to mix, and genus, a race. This is the epitome of abolitionism and sweeps away the national distinction between the white and the black race. It has taken abolitionism thirty years to declare its principles fully to the world. It now contends that a desire long cherished should be granted, to wit, the privileges of marrying negresses and negroes "If" says Greeley & Beecher, "a man can so far conquer his repugnance to a black woman as to make her the mother of his children, we ask in the name of Divine law and decency why he should not marry her?" Here is the principle. Does it suit? Is it as tasty as it is divine and descent? For the benefit of those who must and shall miscegenate, the following, from a credible abolition source, may be of service in obtaining license:

1st. Present yourself in a becoming and solemn manner before the clerk, and repeat three times distinctly, miscegenation, miscegenation, MISCEGENATION.

2d. Take the following oath, upon bended knees: I do most solemnly swear and affirm that I am an abolitionist, diagonally, perpendicularly, and horizontally; that I have conquered, both by precept and example, my repugnance (if I ever had any) to a black woman; and that in accordance with the divine principle of "Miscegenation," I desire to make her the mother of my children.

3d. Pay your dollar, receive your license, and with gratitude, and promises to cherish, love, and support, embrace "Miscegenation."

LATER. — Since the above was written, we have late authoritative information from John W. Forney, of the Philadelphia Press: That the colored men who are entitled to speak and represent their race are opposed to "Miscegenation."

The Press expresses its annoyance, but it cannot be helped. The prediction of George D. Prentice is being now vindicated: that "if things go on as they are now, the niggers will soon get so vain and proud that they will scorn to marry an abolitionist!" "That's what's the matter." Got the mitten at last!