Mr. PHILLIPS and the writer in the New York
Tribune on the South and Southern Slavery, have certainly keen,
caustic and telling wits.
We always read all that falls from them; and although the South,
In Boston, when the news came here, whether
walking in the street, riding in the cars, wherever you met any one who spoke
about Harper's Ferry, the first expression used by all was, what a pity it did
This was the sentiment of republican and democrat alike on the first
This was the sentiment which indicated the true feeling of every one who
spoke in Boston, or throughout the northern States.
No man spoke of his guilt though the trial came, but every man seemed to
give vent to all his indignation at the farce of a trial.
Now, if the above statements are true of the public opinion and feeling of
the people of the North, what a state of things does it disclose to the
Although largely dependent on the South for their daily increasing
prosperity and wonderful expansion and enrichment, at heart we are hated and
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