Pro-slavery plea

From Charleston Mercury editor

In the context of articles on the New York riots, here are excerpts from the Charleston editor:  “Our northern brethren may hence learn that it is high time TO LET THE SOUTH ALONE.  Leave us our property and institutions without attempting directly or indirectly to interfere with them. Let no more attempts be made to seduce our colored population to leave those ‘fair fields’ !! where their labor is so eminently beneficial to themselves, and the whole country, and where, and where a system of discipline prevails , admirably adapted to their character and habits.  …………”