The Northern [Abolitionist] Fanatics must not expect to find in us the unrepresented colonial subjects of an arrogant monarchy. … We do not believe that all or perhaps a majority of the Northern people favour the views of these Incendiaries but what does it boot us if they do not so long as they give them an asylum from which to hurl their murderous missiles. These men can be silenced in but one way—Terror—Death. The non-slaveholding states must pass laws denying protection to them & yielding them up to demand to those whose laws and whose rights they have violated.
~ James H. Hammond (August 19, 1835)