Editorial absence and comments on Refuge of Oppression

February 6, 1857

The editor indicates that he will be traveling for two or three weeks, and that the paper will be “under the supervision” of Charles K. Whipple. He comments also on the Refuge of Oppression column of this edition. He names the varied political positions from which the several anti-disunion pieces come, “all professing devotion and loyalty to ‘our glorious Union,’ though ready enough to tear out each other’s eyes.”