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

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

April 2, 1858 Much of the first two pages is devoted to reaction to the removal of Loring, including three columns under the Refuge of Oppression,   Personal Liberty Bill Defeated…

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1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Loring, Judge Edward Greeley Massachusetts Legislature Pro-Slavery

August 10, 1855 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, is an account of this three-day meeting of pro-slavery advocates.  It lists ten resolutions passed, including one which recommends retaliation to…

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1855 Pro-Slavery

September 22, 1854 In the Refuge of Oppression column, there is this word from the Charleston Mercury: “The South no longer regards slavery as a necessary evil  — it no…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Pro-Slavery

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fairbanks, Calvin Pro-Slavery

April 24, 1846 Some sample lines from this:: Who was the first Negro?    Cain How did he become so?   The Lord set a black mark upon him Did the Southern…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1846 Pro-Slavery

July 11, 1845 From the New Lisbon (Ohio) Aurora.   An account of a meeting in the Protestant Methodist Church, which had previously experienced “the awful flagellations of Abby Kelley’  inflicted…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Churches Kelley, Abby Pro-Slavery

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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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1836 Anti-Abolition Pro-Slavery

Under Refuge of Oppression, the record of a public meeting in Jefferson County, Mississippi. Here is an assertion that “the citizens of the State of Mississippi have the constitutional right…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1841 Pro-Slavery

Jan 15, 1838, from the National Intelligencer, comes the report of an address by Robert Barnwell Rhett, to the people of Beaufort and Colleton Districts, upon the Subject of Abolition.…

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1838 Anti-Abolition Pro-Slavery

Ezra Stiles Ely writes of a slave he owns and who serves him willingly, and then goes on to excoriate abolitionists from the north.  While some southerners show too much…

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1837 Pro-Slavery

South Carolina Presbytery & Methodist General Conference The S.C. Presbytery asserts that: “Slavery has existed in the Church of God from the time of Abraham to this day. Members of…

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1836 Anti-Abolition Churches Pro-Slavery

Under the “Slavery Record”  There is a record of a meeting of the proslavery citizens of Athens and Limestone County, to consider how to respond to “an organized band of…

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1836 Birney, James Pro-Slavery

Excerpt from the Richmond Enquirer.   This appears in the section of the paper, titled, Refuge of Oppression, a section which had previously been named,  Slavery Record, And contains proslavery views:…

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1835 Pro-Slavery

From Charleston Mercury editor In the context of articles on the New York riots, here are excerpts from the Charleston editor:  “Our northern brethren may hence learn that it is…

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1834 Pro-Slavery