Response to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

September 3, 1852

From a correspondent of the Lincoln (Maine) Democrat, here are some of the words about the book:  “… It is a mischievous, dangerous work, got up on purpose for evil; that is the inevitable tendency of it.  It is really lamentable that where great evil is being concocted, you will always hear the rattle of petticoats. For her offence the Son of God died! Not content with the agony she created in Heaven, she now seeks to destroy the last hopes of humanity on earth, by this attack upon our glorious Union.”