, I believe, but I hope they will excuse me for declining now; but I am at all times ready to serve the public and private interests of the country when called on.
Your most obedient servant, J. W. Patterson.
A slave girl's Revenge.
Conceal or deny it as they may, the slaveholders must feel the truth of Mr. McDowell's declaration, that slavery and danger are inseparable.
Such evidences as this paragraph gives, are too serious to be sneered at or overlooked:
Nancy, slave of Mr. Seth Marsh, has been arrested in Norfolk for attempting to poison the family of Mrs. Reid, milliner, residing on Church street, by whom she was hired.
It was shown that oxalic acid had been mixed in with some food which the girl had been cooking for the family.
There are evidences, also, in every paper I pick up, of the beneficial effect of Northern free emigration.
Wherever the free colonists settle, up goes the price of land forthwith.
Here is an illustration:
Rise of real estate.