Disunion sentiments

April 29, 1842

A letter signed by H. C. Wright, dated April 15, from Philadelphia —- the writer claims that the sentiment which he expresses dominates in Pennsylvania.   “It is indisputable, …that the Union, and each and every member of the Union, is pledged to support slavery, so long as slaveholders need it.  The only way to escape this most atrocious position is TO DISSOLVE THE UNION OR ABOLISH SLAVERY…..Now the North is beginning to rise up, and to make a right and effectual issue with the South, and to say — ‘Release us from all support of slavery, or we dissolve the Union’.  Let it then be the anti-slavery watchword  — DISSOLUTION, or ABOLITION.”