Southern logic !

We cut the following paragraph from the Jacksonville Courier  — It is an elegant specimen of southern logic: –

‘Of one fact, I am certain and positive – never in any way, that the wit of man can devise, to have anything do with an  abolitionist, sooner than with an assassin, as I look on them as being on a level in every respect  — from both of whom, I  instinctively shrink as from the touch of a viper.’

                                                 (Liberator, March 30, 1838, pg 4)