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1 Von Hoist, vol. v. p. 119, calls ‘the stereotyped formula of fidelity to the Union the broad, grand cloak under which political and moral cowardice in respect to the slavery question could so well conceal itself. . . . Devotion to the Union had for more than a generation been the official term to express subservience to slavery.’
2 Horace Mann's Life, pp. 331, 332, 335, 337. Webster's Private Correspondence. vol. II. pp. 366, 370, 388, 390, 391; Webster's Works, vol. VI. p. 547. Von Holst, vol. III. p. 505. The paper drawn by Eliot and signed by Boston merchants in support of the Compromise before it was passed put forward ‘the beneficent legislation’ which would follow it. Boston Courier, June 12, 1850. Palfrey's Five years progress of the ‘Slave power’ treats of the alliance of that power with ‘the Northern money-power’ through trade and political equivalents.
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