Douglass’s Paper and Disunionists in Worcester

February 6, 1857

“To give up the Union would be a cruel abandonment of the slave to slavery, inasmuch as it would place him in the same relation to the people of the North, as is sustained by the same people to the slaves of Cuba and the Brazils; we might yet promptly ask the restless Liberator, why they wait for a dissolution in order to begin the work of forcible emancipation, when they know that such an invasion by the North would be the quickest and surest way to put an end to the Union itself? “