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[371] they stand committed to the side of slavery, nakedly, openly,1 impudently, and, as they say, everlastingly! Both Scott and Pierce have agreed to uphold all that was done by the2 Baltimore Conventions, relating to slavery; so that, by no casuistry whatever can a vote cast for either of them be anything else than a direct sanction to slaveholding, slave-breeding, and slave-hunting. None but those who are morally depraved or blind can give such a vote.

As Webster, at the Whig Convention, received only a contemptible minority of votes (the largest third from Massachusetts, and not one from any Southern Whig, in spite of his 7th of March abasement—not one, though besought with tears if only as a harmless ‘compliment’),3 so Slavery, between the rival worshippers, emphatically elected for her perfect service the Democratic Party. Like those ‘languid Tritons’ who, at the wood-nymph's feet,

Pearls while on land they withered and adored,

Webster in the flesh and the Whig party in its name and4 organization died within a fortnight of each other at the feet of their goddess. The Free Democracy likewise came to naught, in spite of their obeisance to the compromises of the Constitution—in spite of the aid given by the Fugitive Slave Law and by “ Uncle Tom's Cabin.” They polled5 some 156,000 votes, against more than 290,000 in 1848.

Mr. Garrison's special activity during the last quarter of the year is imaged in the following correspondence. The first letter relates to the celebration of the Jerry rescue at Syracuse:

W. L. Garrison to S. J. May.

Boston, Sept. 16, 1852.
6 In being at your ‘rescue’ anniversary on the 1st of October, I was hoping to be able to ‘kill two stones with one bird’ (as some one has said, in Ireland or out of it),—i. e., to make it incidental to my visit to Pennsylvania, to attend the annual meeting of the State A. S. Society; but as that meeting has been postponed from the first week in October to the last, I

1 Lib. 22.94, 102.

2 Winfield Scott. Frank Pierce.

3 Lib. 22.122.

4 Lib. 22.174, 175, 179.

5 Lib. 22.207, 211.

6 Ms.

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