To be conquered in open and manly fight by a nation of gentlemen, and subjected to their sway, might not drive us raving distracted with rage and shame; but for Yankees — the most contemptible and detestable of God's creation — the vile wretches, whose daily sustenance consists in the refuse of all other people — for they eat nothing that anybody else will buy — for them to lord it over us — the English
language must be enlarged, new words must be invented, to express the extent and depth of our feelings of mortification and shame.
They have long very properly looked upon themselves as our social inferiors — as our serfs — their mean, niggardly lives — their low, vulgar, and sordid occupations, have ground this conviction into them.
But of a sudden they have come to imagine that their numerical strength gives them power — and they have burst the bonds of servitude, and are running a riot with more than the brutal passions of a liberated wild beast.
Their uprising has all the characteristics of a ferocious, servile insurrection.--Richmond Whig