Their mean and despicable contrivances to deprive us of our Slave property

[The abolitionists’] conduct has been most atrocious. No language is strong enough to denounce it. The shameless impudence with which they have trampled the Constitution under their feet, and their mean and despicable contrivances to deprive us of our Slave property ought to be held up to the scorn of the whole Union. ~ Joseph …

These men can be silenced in but one way—Terror—Death

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 …