[Pointing Finger] A large space of our paper is given up this week to a
detailed account of the most daring attempt to organize and set on foot
a general insurrection among the negro slaves of the States of Maryland
and Virginia that has ever been recorded in the history of this country.
This most fiendish plot, of these fanatics -- if successful in Virginia
and Maryland --
The plea of fanaticism or insanity may be put in for these wretches; but we suspect there was more rascality at the bottom of their schemes, than anything else; and our sympathy for them amounts to just this much, that it is our sincere hope, that every one of the crafty leaders, in this unparalleled wickedness, who have thus wantonly violated the laws of the country, may be hanged as high as Haman, and afterwards meet the fate of Jezebel.
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