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Page 252 of Abolitionism unveiled, or, Its origin, progress and pernicious tendency fully developed / Henry Field James.

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ABOLITIONISM UNVEILED. to tell; so that they are now asking each other, even in their newspapers, was not the government of England harmless compared to the tyrannical government Of lave-holders" But in what estimate do they hold the right of suffrage in England what think they of representative govern- ment F Hear the sapient editor on that point: " The American nation is not truly and permanently re- presented by any number of unscrupulous men who climb into office on the towering passions of the multitude." The editor believes a war with England would dissolve the Union. He thus sums up his article: " These are a few of the reasons which compel us to agree with American citizens who say, a war with Eng- land would dissolve the Union. The danger is that law- less aggression from the South may compel us to declare war; but, in that worst case, we still have confident hope that the prudent and virtuous secession of the Free States," etc. Again, " Every one of those will assuredly consider a war of aggression-a war with thediberating powers of Europe," etc. The author will not extend his quotations, he com- mends the whole article to the careful perusal of every true-hearted American. The liberating powers of Eu- rope !-France and England-in Ilfiance strong to crush one nation - ay, to bring Russia to their feet. Why this vast combination against an independent power Is not Russia entitled to her nationality Who can desire to see her prostrated Must England and France be the arbiterm of the world -must all other nations do obei- sance to them-must they hold the balance, and make nations sink or rise according to their sovereign will These are solemn questions, and deserve calm considera- tion. THE END. 252

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