In England, or in Europe, abolition is like stars and garters

In England, or in Europe, abolition is like stars and garters, the plaything or bauble, for the most part, of well-meaning theorists; but in this country, a cataclysm, which no rational being can contemplate without dread. None but fanatics like those who, in the English and French revolutions, ruled for a time with terror and …

Our slavery has not only given existence to millions of slaves

Our slavery has not only given existence to millions of slaves within our own territories, it has given the means of subsistence, and therefore existence, to millions of freemen in our confederates States; enabling them to send forth their swarms to overspread the plains and forests of the West, and appear as the harbingers of …

Slavery does not appear to be consistent with the letter of one article in the Declaration of Independence

[Slavery] does not appear to be consistent with the letter of one article in the Declaration of Independence; but however the expressions in the article may be apparently unlimited, it is certain they were designed to be understood in a restricted sense: For it cannot be conceived that they were designed to declare that children, …

They come over my memory like gory spectres

As I left my native state on account of slavery, and deserted the home of my fathers to escape the sound of the lash and the shrieks of tortured victims, I would gladly bury in oblivion the recollection of those scenes with which I have been familiar; but this may not, cannot be; they come …