right of dismissing unfaithful servants, than the Southern
has to appeal to domestic discipline.
And still further, the Southern
domestic is practically, in all respects save one, quite as much upon a social footing with the white members of the family as the Northern
domestic is with the family in which he is employed, whilst the sympathy existing between these different castes in the Southern
family is much greater than that which exists in the Northern
I acknowledge but one difference in regard to practical social equality between the domestics of these families.
The white domestic, from the fact that he belongs to the same race, is capable, by industry and enterprise, of rising to an entire social footing with his employer, whilst the African domestic cannot do so. Although the civil law should confer on him the right to do so, the paramount usages of civilized life, founded upon his physical condition, would forbid it. This advantage, we admit, is above all price; but having its foundation in the wise and inscrutable providence of God, it is without remedy by any means which we can adopt; and, indeed, why should we wish even to alter a condition of things founded in physical nature by Him “who is too wise to err and too good to do wrong,” simply because to our limited view of the Divine economy it presents