Down with Abolitionism

July 18, 1862

In the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Dayton Empire, here are some of the words:  “Down with Abolitionism!  Let this be the motto of the truly loyal and conservative men of the North and the West, until the monster is not only crushed, but killed. It was scotched at the spring elections – let us finish the job in the fall….Down with the Abolitionists , and down with the men and presses who directly or indirectly endorse and sustain them!  They must go down or our country will go down.  They must go down, or the Constitution will go down.   They must go down or the rights and liberties of the people will go down…..”

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