From New York Independent

Says the New York Independent ! – Thus far the conservative North have been striving to conduct this war so as not to meddle with the so-called Southern rights of slavery.  But, in spite of every scruple, events have crowded men to the necessity of confiscation and emancipation.  There is one step more.  It is the last sublime step towards national safety and national Christian glory.  It is immediate and universal emancipation.

(Liberator, Sept 12, 1862, pg 3)