Anti-slavery Sentiment in Nashville. The Nashville Union says the growth of the Union Club in that city has been greatly increased since the adoption of the celebrated anti-slavery declaration. Previous to that time, the application for membership averaged about twenty-two per week for four weeks; since that time, the applications have numbered forty per week. Slaveholders who have never been suspected of harboring a thought adverse to the “divine institution”, have come forward and avowed their firm conviction that the system was an unmitigated curse, and incompatible with our government.
(Liberator, May 22, 1863, pg 3)