An Excellent article.
A friend has shown us an admirable article in the Churchman's Magazine,
from the pen of the Chief Justice
, on the subject of the John Brown
raid in Virginia
This eminent jurist does not think that John Brown
was mad, and he is fully of the opinion that he had many instigators, who urged him to the fiendish act, whilst they themselves kept out of harm's way. The able writer refers particularly to the fact that Brown
had been deceived in representations that had been made to him, that the servile population would rally around his banner.
It is a very instructive fact that they did not, and that the first blood shed in that murderous inroad was the blood of a negro who was shot by one of the abolitionists.
We beg the incendiaries in Washington
to refresh their memories with this little incident.
correspondent of the New York Express
states that Republican members of Congress are threatening, in the event of war, to put arms and ammunition in the hands of the servile race; and that these threats have naturally created great feeling among the neighboring inhabitants of Virginia
The diabolical purpose can never be executed.
tried in vain in the war of the Revolution and the late war to entice the slaves from the service of their masters.
We must do her the justice to say, however, that she never recommended measures as assassin-like and demoniac as those of these abolition miscreants.
We warn them that not only are their designs as impracticable as they are infernal, but that when such deeds of darkness are resorted to, the party assailed will be absolved from all the rules of civilized warfare, and will hang their enemies as high as Haman
, or give them the much coveted honors of a martyr's blazing pyre.