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The following brief, but truthful history of the Republican party, its acts and purposes, affords an answer to these questions: It claims to abolish Slavery in the districts, forts, arsenals, dockyards, and other places ceded to the United States. To abolish the inter-State Slave-Trade, and thus cut off the Northern Slave States from their profits of production, and deprive the Southern of their sources of supply of labor. * * * It has denied the extradition of murderers, marauders, and other felons. It has concealed and shielded the murderer of masters or owners, in pursuit of fugitive slaves. * * * It has advocated negro equality, and made it the ground of positive legislation, hostile to the Southern States. It opposes protection to Slave property on the high seas, and has justified piracy itself in the case of the Creole. * * * It has invaded Virginia, and shed the blood of her citizens on her own soil. * * * It has announced its purpose of total abolition in the States and everywhere, as well as in the territories, and districts, and other places ceded.
If, however, Northern fanaticism should triumph over us, and the Southern States should exercise their undeniable right to secede from the Union, then the city of New York, the river counties, the State of New Jersey, and, very likely, Connecticut, would separate from those New England and Western States, where the black man is put upon a pinnacle above the white. New York City is for the Union first, and the gallant and chivalrous South afterward.
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