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Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

In August last a difficulty occurred in Green county, Pennsylvania, between the blacks and a portion of the white population, in consequence of an attempt of the latter to drive the negroes off. Believing that the presence of the negroes tended to lower the price of labor, the whites gave them notice to leave, and this led to a collision in which one white man was killed and another wounded. Eight negroes were arrested, and a few days ago six of them were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to the Penitentiary for five years.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

One among the most mischievous consequences of modern Abolition, is that it certainly tends to excite the most injurious prejudices, heart burnings and jealousies of the South against the North, and the North against the South.

That such has already been the case, will not be denied by the most casual observer, and if their schemes are persevered in, the result must inevitably be the severance of this our happy Union, and all the unspeakable calamities which would result from it.

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Friday, April 16th, 2010

For nothing better can I consider the present abolition rage. Not that I would consider the simple idea of extending liberty to the slaves, fanaticism, when and where it can be done consistently with the general good – But what are the prominent features of abolitionism?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

One among the most mischievous consequences of modern Abolition, is that it certainly tends to excite the most injurious prejudices, heart burnings and jealousies of the South against the North, and the North against the South.

That such has already been the case, will not be denied by the most casual observer, and if their schemes are persevered in, the result must inevitably be the severance of this our happy Union, and all the unspeakable calamities which would result from it.

Saturday, February 2nd, 1861

Mr. Editor

I take issue with the man who says we should fear the insurrection of our slaves.

We Texans do not fear our slaves! Why not?  Because they are raised to fear us; they have been born among us, raised up with us, and labored with us. Ten strong arms and bold fronts would put a hundred to flight.

Let this talk of insurrection be passed by as a thing hatched up in the frenzied brain of the fanatic.

Tuesday, December 6th, 1859

We have never entertained a doubt that the condition of the Southern slaves is the best and most desirable for the negroes, as a class, that they have ever been found in or are capable of. There is abundant evidence to prove that the black man's lot as a slave, is vastly preferable to that of his free brethren at the North.

A Martyr Goes to his Death
Saturday, December 3rd, 1859

Cincinnati, Ohio, Enquirer [Democratic]

Elsewhere we publish a letter and dispatch from our special reporter at Harper's Ferry and Charlestown. They disclose a great state of excitement in Virginia. A great wrong has been inflicted on Virginia by her brethren of the North.  She has donenothing to warrant such treatment.

Tuesday, November 29th, 1859

While the crazy fanatics of the North imagine that the poor negro, smarting under a galling sense of his degradation, and inspired by a noble impulse of resistance to tyranny, is ready at a moment's warning to grasp the murderous pike and fight for his freedom, the people of the South feel the most perfect security in the full assurance that they possess not only the willing obedience but the strong attachment of their slaves.

Tuesday, November 22nd, 1859

Harper's Ferry, November 17.--There is considerable excitement here and at Charlestown in regard to the numerous cases of incendiarism occurring.

Pro slave
Tuesday, March 29th, 1853
Thursday, September 30th, 1852

[FOR THE CHARLESTON COURIER] Slavery in the Southern States.-By a "Carolinian."

We think there is much in slavery, if rightly appreciated, that is eminently calculated to give rise to the christian virtues; for it is the only system of labor in which a recognized moral obligation enters into the contract. In slavery,  society is held together by the ties of moral duties clearly defined, instead of depending upon that cold irresponsibility that presides over the traffic for labor in the great labor markets. Northerners accuse us of selling 'flesh and blood." 

Runaway Slaves!
Sunday, January 10th, 1847

$200 REWARD

RANAWAY from the subscriber, on the night of Thursday, the 30th of September.

FIVE NEGRO SLAVES,

To-wit: one Negro man, his wife, and three children.

The man is a black negro, full height, very erect, his face a little thin. He is about forty years of age, and calls himself Washington Reed, and is known by the name of Washington. He is probably well dressed, possibly takes with him an ivory headed cane, and is of good address. Several of his teeth are gone.

Date: January 19th, 1859

It has already been announced that a vessel, the "Wanderer," had been captured on suspicion of having landed a cargo of slaves in South Carolina and Georgia, and that it was hailed as a good omen by many of the plantation owners. Indeed, it is and should be a cause of rejoicing to every right thinking Southern man.

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