between the North and the South must be compromised, or the separation of the States shall be peaceable.
If the Republican party refuse to go the full length of the Crittenden Amendment — which is the very least the South can or ought to take — then, here in Maine, not a Democrat will be found who will raise an arm against his brethren of the South.
From one end of the State to the other, let the cry of the Democracy be, Compromise or peaceable separation.
The Detroit Free Press of February 3d or 4th (copied into The Cincinnati Enquirer of February 6th), more boldly and frankly said:
We can tell the Republican Legislature, and the Republican Administration of Michigan, and the Republican party everywhere, one thing: that, if the refusal to repeal the Personal Liberty laws shall be persisted in, and if there shall not be a change in the present seeming purpose to yield to no accommodation of the National difficulties, and if troops shall be raised in the North to march again