Louisville Journal Give Up Slavery

The Louisville Journal Gives Up Slavery.   In a leading  editorial in reply to a correspondent who urges emancipation as the only hope and salvation of Kentucky, it frankly admits that the “peculiar institution” is virtually dead by its own hand.  It contends that the question is how it shall be finally extinquished, and with the least jar to social institutions of the South.  It admits that it has proved a curse to Kentucky; that if “the Anti-Slavery Constitution, so powerfully advocated by Henry Clay many years ago had been adopted, the State would now be more prosperous,. wealthy and happy  than it is.”

(Liberator.  Nov 25, 1864, pg 3)