"Mav Heaven's choice blessings, my dear David,"
rejoined the 'Squire, " rest upon thy head. Thou bast
journeyed with me, and participated in my perils. And
here, alas! we must part."
Now, kind reader, whoever thou art, what parting
word must I uitter I can but implore thee to remember
the value of the deposit left in thy hands-the liberty of
thy country. Upon thee its preservation partly depends;
and when years shall have rolled away, "may these States
be one and inseparable." May the stars that float on our
flag, not wane or diminish, but go on to increase in num-
ber, and shine with brighter effulgence " until the consum-
mation of all things."
NOT intending to publish hereafter a KEY to the pre-
ceding work, the Author will, in conclusion, observe, that
he has aimed to give the influence of Abolitionism on
the slave population in the border counties, in Kentucky,
fairly and fully. At the same time a few slaves have
made their escape to parts unknown, great numbers have
been sold and transported farther South. In this aspect,
Abolitionism has been a curse instead of a benefit to the
negroes. The mobiem manifested by the negroes in
Canada to the citizens of the South, is not a fiction but a
reality, as many can testify.
A charge has been brought against the Abolitionists,
in the body of the work, of electing men to office with a
view of defeating the operations of the Fugitive Slave
Law. In confirmation of that charge, the Author will
submit the following resolution, adopted by a Convention
held in Lake Connty, Ohio:
"Resolved-That our delegates are hereby instructed
to vote for no man, for the office of District Judge, who is
not opposed to the Fugitive Slave Law, on constitutional
grounds, and who will not by writ of habeas corpus, inter-
pose the authority of the State against its execution."