[We give the following communication verbatim et literatim, as
we find it so difficult to improve it.- If the reader is not convinced of the
wickedness of abolitionism, it is not our fault.
FOR THE GAZETTE AND MERCURY.
I feel in duty bound as a Citizen of the united States under this Great and
Good govenment to make a general Acknowledgment of the folly and aggravating
Crimes that has ben transacted in the abolition Cause. I Se Clearly now, what
I experience I know and what I know I Can testify to. I have ben a mong the
Slave at the South and firstly would make my acknowledgement to them knowing
if the abolition cause Should go in to affect it would strip them of there liberty
and Contentment and distress there families there liberty is there mind and
there mind is there buesness and there buesness is there living they are well
bred and Clothed and Contented generally.
2ond next to there owners dear Sers not insensible of your humane Hospitality
I would make a full acknowledgment to you pleas to forgive. it Sprung from infirmety
through weakness out of revenge and envy there fore it has Created a great deal
of infidelity to our Sorrow, we look upon you to be very near and dear to us
by the ties of our Countrys union you have nothing to fear on that ground to
what we have Should it be divided, I suppose there is some on this part of the
Continent who has had the light of there understanding darkend and there minds
Captivated to believe a lie so much as to dispise a Slave holder but will Say
with solaman He that is dispised and Hath a Servant is better than he who honoureth
himself and lacketh bread, grain is very scarce in this Country at present,
the next I would make my acknowledgement to the States of ohio indiana and the
as it would so materialy ingour the market for your Corn pork and every thing
of which you rais in so great abondance, you know they do not rais thos articles
down in the Slave States, next to the merchant and factory men, was Slavery
once erradicated Cotton could not be bought for double the price that it now
fetches I have raisd it my self, and so it might be said of Sugar rice indigo
&C and of Cours our splendid factories must Com doun. Next I would ask forgivness
of my brother farmers and machanicks generly. Slavery never has infringed upon
our right thus far but rather proved a blessing and I believe if it is perpetuated
doun to the Lastest periods of time South of the 36 or 37th degree of N latitude
it will still.
Next to the Lawyer, Should the Cause have the affect you perhaps might plead
a black Case and loos your fen, if there is eny evil in Slavery why has not
Congress had the wisdom to discern the real interest of the destrict of Columbia
when it was under there immediate controal. I say there is no inequity in it
but it is like the Surplus it reaches its good to all as it now Stands in the
I suppose it is generaly understood how a man from new Hampshire has ben Crying
doun Slavery to quite an extent got what money he Could by it, and went to the
South and bought a plantation and Slaves.
Should eny of the rest of yow think of going I might be Som benefit to you
bY way of Caution when you buy that is when you buy male Slaves pick for large
feet and a well proportioned fraems healthy Countenance &C and the females
pick one that has a thin heel Cord and a Comly fact.
Yours & C