ANOTHER EVIDENCE OF THE TRUE FEELINGS ON THE PART ON THE NORTH.––The telegraphic despatches of the New Orleans Delta, of the 25th ult., from Pittsburg, mention that one hundred and forty fugitive slaves left that place for Canada, well armed and resolved to die rather than be re-captured. These black rascals were of course armed and supplied with the means of escape by those Northern men, who were said, by some of the speakers at the Submission meeting in this place, a few days since, to be sound on the slavery question. Did the history of the world ever present an instance of so patient a people, under grievous wrongs, as those of the South? England would she deluged the earth with blood and set the world by the ears for one tithe the causes the South has had with the North, upon this solitary question. Here is an amount of certainly not less than one hundred thousand dollars worth of property, stolen from the South at a single swoop, and then all chance of its recovery cut off, by supplying it with arms and other means of escape. The apologists of all the outrages of the North on the South explain away this stampede among the negroes, as being negroes liable to be arrested under the late fugitive bill. If anything, this adds to the insult; because they admitted, by their desire to escape to Canada, their liability to arrest and recovery by their masters, and yet, with these facts plain to everybody, not a single man in Pittsburg or any place through which they passed, offered any obstruction to their escape; on the contrary, they were armed, as we have before remarked, and assisted on their way beyond the reach of their masters. This is beautiful evidence of friendly feeling on the part of our northern brethren. 


"Another Evidence of True Feelings On the Part of the North,"  Natchez (MS) Mississippi Free Trader, October 9, 1850, p. 2

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