, as ours is, upon the rights of man—would seem to be incompatible with each other.
And yet at this time the democracy of the country is supported chiefly if not entirely by slavery.
There is a small, shallow, and enthusiastic party preaching the abolition of slavery upon the principles of extreme democracy; but the democratic spirit and the popular feeling is everywhere against them.
There have been riots at Washington, not much inferior in activity to those at Baltimore. . . . In Charleston, S. C., the principal men of the State, with the late Governor Hayne at their head, seize upon the mail, with the co-operation of the Postmaster himself, and purify it of the abolition pamphlets;
After the burning, the Charleston Committee of Twenty-one arranged with the postmaster to suppress anti-slavery documents in the office.
The mail-packets were boarded on crossing the bar, and kept anchored till morning, or until the Committee could make their inspection. and the Postmaster-Genera