January 7, 1832 In a section of Correspondence, the Editor calls attention to “the reward so daringly offered by the Senate of Georgia for our abduction, is thus noticed by…

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1864 Anti-Abolition Lincoln, Abraham

January 1, 1864 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, is  an article from the Boston Pilot. Addressing the “dire distress” of the time, it calls upon “men who govern” to…

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1864 Anti-Abolition

July  17, 1863 Here is action by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, relative to the proposition of the Rev. Moncure D. Conway who, has proposed that abolitionists…

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1863 Anti-Abolition

May 15, 1863 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Manchester Union,   “The Abolitionists will fail.  They accepted war, which might have been avoided with honor, because they thought it…

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1863 Anti-Abolition

1863 Anti-Abolition Emancipation Proclamation

July 18, 1862 In the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Dayton Empire, here are some of the words:  “Down with Abolitionism!  Let this be the motto of the truly…

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1862 Anti-Abolition

1862 Anti-Abolition Phillips, Wendell

July 26, 1861 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Bloomington (Ill) Times, is a sarcastic article about “this barbarous civil war”… “Let’s smash up things generally, and return…

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1861 Anti-Abolition Civil War

April 12, 1861 In the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Savannah Republican, is a brief article in which a slave, Harrison Berry, is cited as having written why “slavery…

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1861 Anti-Abolition

1860 Anti-Abolition Anti-Slavery Organizations Violence vs. Garrison & Others

November 2, 1860 This article, from the N.Y. Journal of Commerce, appears in the Refuge of Oppression column. A few words give a sense of its point.  “The native African…

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1860 Anti-Abolition Pro-Slavery Slave Trade

August 3, 1860 Three lines:  ‘The latest news from New Orleans, dated July l30th, is that two Abolitionists have been hung in Texas for distributing arms and inciting slaves to…

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1860 Anti-Abolition

May 11, 1860 “A Democratic orator, addressing a meeting of his party in Philadelphia lately, exclaimed, –‘if any one dares to come into my neighborhood and preach such treason as…

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1860 Anti-Abolition

1860 Anti-Abolition Brown, John

September 9, 1859 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, here are extracts of a speech by Davis, before the Democratic State Convention, in Mississippi, July 1859.  The speech is statement…

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1859 Anti-Abolition Cuba Davis, Jefferson Pro-Slavery

June 17, 1859 Recently convened in Baltimore, there is an article about resolutions passed. Comment by the editor includes:  “They are troubled that so many slaves run away; and they…

Read More The Slaveholders’ Convention

1859 Anti-Abolition

April 1,  1859 From the New York Commercial Advertiser comes an account of the “brutal and disgraceful manner”  in which a lady from Brooklyn was recently driven from  Aiken, S.C. …

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1859 Anti-Abolition

January 21, 1859 As a memorial signed by William Cooper Nell, is brought before the Legislature, asking for the vindication and protection of the rights of colored citizens. Rep. Mr.…

Read More No Time for Such Trifles !

1859 Anti-Abolition Massachusetts Legislature Nell, William Cooper

July 9, 1858 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Richmond Whig, an article comments on “how dangerous and troublesome” the Yankee is in the state of freedom, and…

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1858 Anti-Abolition

July 24, 1857 From the Charleston, S.C. Mercury, the editor includes an account of a celebration of Independence Day, in which there is considerable language about the “natal day of…

Read More Southern Love of Liberty

1857 Anti-Abolition

July 2, 1857 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Newberry, S.C. Rising Sun, is a list of Friends and Foes of Slavery, copied from the New York Day…

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1857 Anti-Abolition

May 8, 1857 A brief notice from the Boston Courier reports that more than one hundred prominent members of the New York Y.M.C.A. have withdrawn from the organization because it…

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1857 Anti-Abolition Churches

August 1, 1856 Under the Refuge of Oppression, there is an article with the above title from the Atchison (Kansas) Squatter Sovereign. “More Abolitionists Turned Back.  The Steamer Sultan, having…

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1856 Anti-Abolition

July 25, 1856 A letter comes from  J. F.Cummings, in Kansas.  He tells of his return from Ohio to Lexington, Mo., where he was recognized as an abolitionist, and subsequently…

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1856 Anti-Abolition

February 22, 1856 In the Refuge of Oppression column, is an article from the Richmond Enquirer, titled The Modern Abomination of Free Schools.  It claims that the “worst of all…

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1856 Anti-Abolition Free Schools

February 8, 1856 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Richmond Examiner comes an appeal to invoke the Lynch Law.  “In any other country than this – under any…

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1856 Anti-Abolition

November 26, 1855 Here is notice of a pamphlet, now available, which contains the speeches made at the time of the twentieth anniversary of the Mob of “Gentlemen of Property…

Read More More on October 21, 1835

1855 Anti-Abolition Hilton, John T. Nell, William Cooper

November 2, 1855 Three full pages of this edition are devoted to speeches made on this occasion, by many who were present then, including Garrison, Parker, Phillips, Jackson, Wright. None…

Read More Remembering the Mob, October, ’35

1855 Anti-Abolition

1855 Anti-Abolition Phillips, Wendell

April 20, 1855 From Greensboro, Georgia, comes a letter signed “Martin”.  It tells the story of a man in town who was suspected of being an Abolitionist, no name given,…

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1855 Anti-Abolition

April 7, 1854 The Richmond Whig expresses anger at the proceedings of a New Haven Anti-Nebraska meeting, in which Professors have participated.   It asks “if the South will longer submit…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Anti-Abolition Kansas-Nebraska Act

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…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Anti-Abolition

September 30, 1853 The article indicates that recently a paper of the United Brethren in Christ, the Religious Telescope, has been “submitted to the flames at Grenville, Va., by the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Anti-Abolition Freedom of Speech Press Attacks

October 15, 1852 Under the Refuge of Oppression, there are extracts  from Rev. Dr. Joel Parker, who is simply identified as an “Evangelical” Divine.  “When the slave’s desired freedom has…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Anti-Abolition

October 11, 1850 From the Boston Courier :  “The public have been treated to some bugbear stories upon this subject, which have afforded an excellent occasion to a certain class…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Anti-Abolition Whittier, John Greenleaf

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Anti-Abolition Walker, Jonathan

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Anti-Abolition Slavery

March 29, 1844 Under Refuge of Oppression, titled Folly of the Abolitionists, this item seems to be from the Yarmouth Register, and is by a correspondent from the Plymouth (Mass)…

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November 24, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, here is an article from the Pilot, decrying the existence of slavery, but much against the radical abolitionists.  “The abolitionist party are a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Anti-Abolition Boston Pilot

April 7, 1843           Three columns which illustrate the controversy within the Unitarian Association; the issue debated is over the placement of a minister with Abolitionist views in a church…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Anti-Abolition Churches

February 24, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, there is an article from the Boston Pilot, titled, The Mania of Abolition.  Referring to recent abolitionist speeches made at Faneuil Hall, the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Anti-Abolition Churches Irish People

August 26, 1842 From the Nantucket Inquirer, a record of several outbreaks against people assembled in an Anti-Slavery Convention.  These include the use of insulting and abusive language, the throwing…

Read More Anti-Abolition Riots, Nantucket

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Nantucket Violence vs. Garrison & Others

January 28, 1842 The Lynn Register comments on the recent seizure and imprisonment of C. T. Torrey, an abolitionist from Mass., while attending a Slaveholders Convention, in Annapolis, MD. The…

Read More Southern Cowardice and Ruffianism

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Torrey, Charles T.

January 7, 1842 Under Refuge for Oppression, with a title, A Northern Apologist for Slavery!. “A recreant New Englander is writing a series of letters for the Puritan in this…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Complicity of North

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1837 Anti-Abolition

April 2, 1836 Includes a listing of resolutions passed at an Anti-Abolition meeting, Sept 18, 1835, at the Barnesville Court House,  (city or town not given)  So. Carolina, essentially these…

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