Withdrawal of Patronage

April 7, 1854

The Richmond Whig expresses anger at the proceedings of a New Haven Anti-Nebraska meeting, in which Professors have participated.   It asks “if the South will longer submit to the degradation of patronizing Northern Colleges!”    The South “has institutions of its own, which ought to be encouraged and fostered by every means in its power.”  “Better, in our judgment, that the children of the South should live and die in ignorance of even the letters of the alphabet, than be subjected to the contaminating influences of Northern instructors.”