It will be remembered that George, in " Uncle Tom's
Cabin," was made the inventor of a labor-savino ma-
chine, thereby displaying considerable genius. In pure
deference to that high authority, the Author has endowed
his " Shan" with more sagacity and penetration than lie
has conceded to a learned professor.
The author, in his travels in the vicinity of Oberlin,
some years ago, derived the incidents of the " prayerful
whipping" from sundry persons in that region of country,
upon whose veracity he relied. It is not, therefore, a
mere fiction of his brain.
It will be perceived that the Abolition excitement in
the United States, is ascribed to foreign influence. This
is a serious charge and ought not to be lightly made.
Sundry facts in the knowledge of the author, have forced
him, though reluctantly, to that conclusion. The dona-
tion of 30,000 to the Oberlin College, by some one in
England, was related to the author by credible persons.
The threats of the black British officer in Canada,
were made to a gentleman of Kentucky, and the author
has given the words as reported to him. Now take this
donation, the threats of the negro officer, and then peruse
the following extract taken from a speech, delivered upon
the floor of Congress by the Honorable Joshua R. Gid-
dings-what does it all signify
"I look forward to the day when there shalLbe a ser-
vile insurrection in the South; when the blaek man,
armed with British bayonets and led on by Briti8h ofJf-
cers, shall assert his freedom and wage a war of extermi-
nation against his master ; when the torch of the incen-
diary shall light up the towns and cities of the South, and
blot out th6 last vestige of Slavery. And though I may not
mock at their calamity, nor laugh when their fear cometh,
yet I will hail it as the dawn of a political millennium."
Then again, the London Daily News, under date of
Nov. 1, publishes an article specially devoted to American
affairs. The Union is considered to be on the point of
breaking up, the National Government is pronounced to
be unworkable, and here is the language used in respect
to the Northern States:
" They have borne more indignities than we have space