An Old School Liberty Man to Frederick Douglass, June 25, 1855
For Frederick Douglass' Paper.
A NUT FOR FREE SOILERS TO CRACK.
MR. DOUGLASS: DEAR SIR:—Mr. Sumner, in his Metropolitan Theatre speech, published in your paper, says, "Slaves are held by law in the slave States." Also, that "a few puny persons calling themselves the Congress of the United States, with the titles of Representatives and Senators, cannot turn wrong into right—cannot change man into a thing—cannot reverse the irreversible law of God."
Now, will Mr. S., or any other Free Soiler, tell us and the world at large, through your paper, and other papers, by what principle of logic slavery exists in Virginia, agreeable with laws, and the Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850, if the Federal Government is not law. Also, still further: If slavery exists agreeable to the spirit and letter of the Federal Constitution, how does the fugitive bill conflict with it? and oblige
AN OLD SCHOOL LIBERTY MAN.
MEDINA, Mich., June 25, '55.