Anti-Abolition meeting in Columbia, S.C.

“Resolved:  That slavery, as it exists with us, we deny to be an evil, and that we regard  those who are now making war upon it, in any shape or under any pretext, as furious fanatics or knaves and hypocrites; and we herby promise them, upon all occasions which may put them in our power, the fate of the pirate, the incendiary, and the midnight assassin.”