Northern complicity with slavery

March 19, 1847

Signed only as “Q”, the letter is a rebuke to the Editor of the Courier,   who is criticized for an inability to see the connections of the North, to slavery.  “Does he not know that we of the North, or at least the more sagacious of us, are making money out of slavery?  Does he not know, in consequence of this circumstance, that the capital of the North, as represented by merchants, manufacturers, mechanics and traders, is in close communion and firm league with southern capital, which consists of  slaves, and is wholly and entirely represented by slaveholders?….”