Gen. Cass on abolition

Gen. Cass on the Abolition of Slavery.  Gen. Cass, in a recent conversation with President Fairchild, of Hillsdale College, Michigan, said that though he had always been, heretofore, opposed to abolition, yet this was not the only way to successfully and permanently end the contest.  Without abolition, if we had peace to-day, we should have war to-morrow.  This is saying considerable for one who has always been so conservative as the great Michigan statesman.

(Liberator, Sept 20, 1861, pg3)