No Union with Slaveholders!

February 15, 1861

“The Union formed in 1789 is at last dissolved through the secession, without cause, of six of the slave States, the complicity of the remainder, and the imbecility and perfidy of President Buchanan.  These six States have organized themselves into a Southern Confederacy, and unanimously elected Jefferson Davis , of Mississippi, President, and Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, Vice President.  All of this has been done, we repeat, without cause…….Now, then, let there be a Convention of the Free States called to organize an independent government on free and just principles……”