Irish Appeal and the Boston Pilot

April 22, 1842

Reference is made to the proceedings of the Baltimore Repeal Association, included in the Boston Pilot.  The Baltimore group has declared that the Irish Address is “a forgery and a fraud, intended for the most base and insidious purposes”, and it says that abolitionists are “desperate fanatics, who, to abolish negro servitude, would wreck and crush a world of freedom..”   ….. Then this comment about  the Boston Pilot:  “For the editors of the Pilot coolly and deliberately to circulate such monstrous falsehoods about the Address, and such slanders against the uncompromising friends of liberty and equality for the whole human race, is the extreme of profligacy  and injustice.”