Features of United States Slavery

January 9, 1857

From the Leeds (England) Mercury, a lead article recounts in some detail the characteristics of Slavery in the United States. It concludes: “It is surely impossible for the great people of the United States to endure much longer such outrages and abominations as those of which we have presented specimens. If they do, it will be the worst treason to freedom, and the greatest scandal to civilization and Christianity, recorded in history.”