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The abolitionists.

Their Sentiments and objects.

Two letters to the Jeffersonian and times, Richmond, Va.


A friend has handed me a late number of your paper, containing a brief notice of a pamphlet, which I have recently published on the subject of slavery.

From an occasional perusal of your paper, I have formed a favorable opinion of your talent and independence. Compelled to dissent from some of your political sentiments, I still give you full credit for the lofty tone of sincerity and manliness with which these sentiments are avowed and defended.

I perceive that since the adjustment of the tariff question a new subject of discontent and agitation seems to engross your attention.

The ‘accursed tariff’ has no sooner ceased to be the stone of stumbling and the rock of offence, than the ‘abolition doctrines of the Northern enthusiasts,’ as you are pleased to term the doctrines of your own Jefferson, furnish, in your opinion, a sufficient reason for poising the ‘Ancient Dominion’ on its sovereignty, and rousing every slave-owner to military preparations, until the entire South, from the Potomac to the Gulf, shall bristle

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