Excerpt from An Appeal to the Good Sense of a Great People The union of these States must t depend on false estimates of things or casualties. When a public journal of the South shall respond to a journal of the North - You are wrong to say that we regard Slavery as a curse, or that we look forward with equal anxiety with yourselves, for a day of emancipation. The South views Slavery as an expedient - as a necessary institution and believes it the eternal destiny of the negro population - t on'y of these States, but of the world - whether by the fiat of nature, or revealed law, to live in bondage to the white I say when this is the case, it is time that a clear and philosophic exposition of our reasons for so believing, should be candidly submitted to public investigation - and this - that our friends may be friends in truth, and t after the fantasies of their own brains. Political Societies are, and ever have been, as their names indicate, based upon policy If we could but resolve all our disputes into this one and only true channel, how much unnecessary anxiety and heart burning, would we t consequently avoid. In the present appeal, I shall claim of the North thing more, and when they have heard me out, I am positive that policy will longer remain a victim to the wild and reckless fury of fanaticism. But strange as it may appear, to bring this subject in its true light before my readers - to excuse myself for thus publicly obtruding my opinions upon an enlightened community, I must crave the sympathy of their patriotism. The galling conviction, that we are rushing thus headlong to destruction, by the policy, urged on by the envy and jealousy of a relentless foreign foe - has irresistibly impelled me to the step. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.