Relation of the Anti-Slavery Cause to the War

May 10, 1861

Here is an extract, near to the conclusion of the article.  “It is alleged that the Administration is endeavoring to uphold the Union, the Constitution, and the laws, even as from the formation of the government; but this is a verbal and technical view of the case.  Facts are More potential than words, and events greater than parchment arrangements.  The truth is, the old Union is non est inventus, and its restoration, with its pro-slavery compromises, well-nigh impossible. The conflict is really between the civilization of freedom and the barbarism of slavery – between the principles of democracy and the doctrines of absolutism – between the free North and the man-imbruting South….”