have seriously impeded the northward march of the triumphant Slave Power.
Indeed, in that event it is more than probable that ere this the legal representatives of the late Robert Toombs
, of Georgia
, would, if so inclined, have made good his boast of calling the roll of his slaves at the foot of Bunker Hill
So far we have dealt with Mr. Roosevelt
's indictment of the Abolitionists for abandoning the old pro-slavery political parties, and undertaking to construct a new and better one.
That, in his judgment, was a political crime.
But he charges them with another manifestation of criminality which was much more serious.
He accuses them of hostility to the Union
, which was disloyalty and treason.
The evidence offered by him in support of his accusation was the Anti-Unionist position taken by William Lloyd Garrison
, who branded the Union
as a “league with hell,” and some of his associates.
was not a leader, or even a member, of the third or Liberty party.
He denounced it almost as bitterly as Mr. Roosevelt
was a Quaker, a non-resistant, and a non-voter.
He relied on moral suasion.
He saw no salvation in politics.
The formation of a new Anti-Slavery party excited his fiery indignation.
He declared that it was “ludicrous in its folly, pernicious as a measure of policy, and useless as a political contrivance.”
Far and away the most potential member and leader of the political Abolitionists was Salmon P. Chase
Instead of denouncing the Constitution
as “a league with death and hell,” he claimed that it