The Threat of Disunion

April 20, 1849

From the Louisville Journal ,  under the title The Union, is a warning against “the evil tendency of sectional controversies”.  It comments on the Massachusetts Abolition Society recommending disunion, and “frequent intimations of a similar desire in South Carolina”…”The now obvious danger to the harmony of the Union and to its very existence , will cause every true patriot to recoil, and a more moderate and fraternal spirit will prevail….. We do not believe that outside of this pestiferous Abolition Society in Massachusetts and the knot of fanatics in South Carolina, there are a hundred men in the United States who do not regard the Union as sacred.”