We do not, ordinarily, deem it necessary to refute misrepresentations of what we may say, especially when such misrepresentations are of a character to furnish the antidote for their own poison. There is a paper in this city whose editor is a professed minister of the Gospel, but were we to judge of him by the tone and temper of his sheet, we should be forced to the conclusion that he is a minister of almost anything else. That paper of Friday, -- we refer to the Democrat, -- contained the following:
"This morning's Free Press has a feeble dough-
faced article, advising the surrender of Nebraska to the slave power, the
trampling upon the Missouri Compromise, and the entire prostration of the
Northern Democratic party, at the foot of the slave power.
A man who can court degradation so base, must loathe and despise
The allegations above, -- that we advised "the surrender of Nebraska to the slave power, and the trampling upon the Missouri Compromise," - were made, knowing them to be false, or else they are mere images, creations of the writer's brain. Our impression is that the first of the two suppositions is true; and, were it the only exhibition of a satanic spirit in the same quarter, we should be induced to throw over it the mantle of charity; but it is not, and we therefore record it as another specimen of moral knavery of which no one but a backsliding priest would be guilty.
The bill reported by the Committee on Territories in the United States
Senate, the doctrines of which we sustained, in the article to which allusion is
made, contemplates that the Territory of
The enforcement of this principle is the only truly catholic and democratic
mode of dealing with the territories.
We have no fear of slavery going into any of the new western
The growth or abatement of that institution is
We can conceive of no degradation so loathsome as that in which a professed minister of the Gospel revels, when he so far forgets his sacred obligations as to utter and publish a deliberate lie.
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