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10 > Page 10 of Abolitionism unveiled, or, Its origin, progress and pernicious tendency fully developed / Henry Field James.

ABOLITIONISM UNVEILED. looked upon as an object essential to the peace, prosperity, and glory of the States. The bare idea of its dissolution filled his patriotic bosom with unutterable horror. He was indeed, in the language of the great and lamentel Webster, " for the Union, one and inseparable, now and forever." In the year 1840, his brother, John Gray and family, from the South, spent the summer with the 'Squire, at his residence in Boone. They had with them a little son, named David, then several years old, very sprightly and interesting. Never were two brothers more endeared to each other. Their hearts were truly knit together. As masters, they were kind and humane. They governed their families like the patriarchs of old. Between Henry and his slaves there were great confidence and affection prevailing: no discord in his family. CHAPTER II. David Gray-Visits his Uncle Henry in Boone-Interview and Conversation. DAVID GRAY was an amiable youth-true benevolence beamed in his countenance. Upon the borders of the Mis- sissippi river, the father of wa ters, near Rodney, he was born, and there had grown up to manhood. He was thoroughly educated-his mind was trained to a close and full investi- gation of subjects. He was master of the arts and sciences, and many of the ancient and modern languages. In the spring of 1855, at the age of twenty, he returns home to enjoy the pleasures of rural scenery. Ile had long been immured in the walls of a college, devoting ail the energies of his mind to comprehend the various studies in which he had been engaged, and now he comes forth, with all the ardor of youth, to intermingle with relatives and society; to home, sweet home, he returns, after long absence. There he meets his dear parents, who receive him with great affection. The old to