Signs that favor Abolition

Some of the Signs of the Times    The Universe, a leading Catholic paper, published in Philadelphia, and hitherto decidedly “Democratic” and Anti-Administration, has been converted, and now goes for the abolition of slavery, as necessary to the peace of the Republic. It declares that “the national current in favor of abolition grows steadily stronger, and has become irresistible, and that it would be absurd to attempt to oppose it.” It therefore gives to the Irish Democrats the sensible advice to “accept cheerfully what they are unable to undo.” The Cincinnati Telegraph, Archbishop’s Purcell’s organ, has long taken even stronger emancipation ground, and now urges the necessity of abolishing slavery throughout the United States. 

                                                                                          (Liberator, April 8, 1864, pg 3)