The Legislature of North Carolina has lately been sitting with closed doors, in consequence of a message from the Governor relative to the above pamphlet. The south may reasonably be alarmed at the circulation of Mr. Walker’s Appeal; for a better promoter of insurrection was never sent forth to an oppressed people. In a future number, we propose to examine it, as also various editorial comments thereon – it being one of the most remarkable productions of the age. We have already publicly deprecated its spirit.
(Liberator, January 1, 1831, pg3)