Anti-Abolition Sentiments

November 18, 1853

Under the Refuge of Oppression column, comes from the Detroit Free Press an article announcing the Decline of Abolitionism.  “…there exists , we presume to say, no honest anti-slavery sentiment….the only genuine abolitionists that give evidence of vital existence are certain crazy men and strong-minded women — the Garrisons, the Phillipses, the Abby Kelleys, the Lucretia Motts, et cetera, et cetera.  Their conduct illustrates the idea of fanaticism run mad. …..