Secession Era Editorials Project
A New Party.
Hartford, Connecticut, Daily Courant [Whig]
(27 May 1854)
There is but one subject that should now engage the attention of Northern
freemen, -- all other issues and political objects are trivial in comparison to
its importance -- and that is, the strides of the slave power towards
Every minor consideration of political expediency or questions of limited
bearing should give away in this exigency to the necessity of restraining these
To oppose the extent of the area of slavery is a
principle that can bind and ought to bind American freemen together in one
The Slave Power have obtained the great Western Territory as a part of
Cuba is to be the next stride to universal domination.
The leave to bring their slaves with them to the Free States
will be next demanded.
The right to hold such property, even in New England, will be
required, until the time shall come, as Robert Toombs predicted,
when the slave shall be held within the shadow of Bunker
To prevent such results, -- to stay the onward progress of this power,
requires the union of all free men in the
No matter by what name they may have been hitherto known -- whether as
Whigs, or Democrats, or
It is time that minor differences should be forgotten or laid aside, and
that all who feel alike in this matter should collect around the same standard
and join in the support of the same principle -- NO MORE
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