Secession Era Editorials Project
Meeting in New York.
Carolina, Mercury [Democratic]
(4 February 1854)
On Monday night last, the meeting to denounce the Nebraska
bill, about which there had been so much talk and preparation, came
For days before, the streets were placarded, and posters stuck up, with all
manner of catch-penny brevities emblazoned upon them.
But it seems that it all failed to do more than gather together about eight
Herald speaks of the meeting as a failure, and stigmatizes it as
an abolition demonstration.
Post, on the other hand, says that it was strongly anti-
We regard this as a mere excuse.
Letters were received and read from Messrs.
SEWARD, CHASE, SUMNER,
and GIDDINGS, names certainly not of an anti-abolition
The effort to couple friendship to the South with opposition
to this bill, is too specious to deceive any one, and we expect to see abolition
attempting now to cloak its head under the mantle of good faith, and cry aloud
for the maintenance of pledges, while it presses forward its own wicked
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