Sarcasm Directed Against Abolitionist Organizations

Under the column Refuge of Oppression, here is a strongly sarcastic view of disagreements emerging among abolitionists.  It is from the Journal of Commerce, but the place of origin is not mentioned. It makes fun of quarrels between Tappan and the Garrison faction.  “Our good friends the abolitionists are getting into a pretty considerable snarl, from which we wish them a safe deliverance. As they have but little fighting to do with the public of late, they have gone at it, hammer and tongs, among themselves. We expect they will end where the Kilkenny cats did…… In the mean time we copy from the last Lie-berater, the rallying cry of the revolutionary party.”

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