A Southern Opinion

The Charleston Mercury does not believe that the ‘assailants of Slavery‘ are  crushed, notwithstanding the election of Mr. Buchanan .  It says: “We may view with indignation and abhorrence, the enemies of our institutions in the North; but there is one thing for which every honest man must respect them —the consistent energy with which they pursue their ends.’

It closes its article with these words, which we commend to the attention of anti-slavery men generally  —‘We see continually , in the press of the South, the assertion that Abolitionism has been crushed forever in the United States by the late Presidential election.  A caustic modern writer observes that the power of self-delusion is God’s blessing to fools’.

                                                (Liberator,  May 15, 1857, pg 3)