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The Whigs And Abolition

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Tlie Mudison CounJy Whig rebukes the Albany Evening Jotirnnl for wishing to liave ie Whiy party Uke Aboütion ground. The Vhig says: "As for us, we do nol seo how the quesion of ematicipatioti belongs to the Whigparty nt a'h We believe it to bo a qneslion vhich those who are implicated n the busiïPtBof slavery are nlone competent to act upon and decide; and tint all interference nn he part of those u ho are not ihns implicated s boih ftitile and miíchievoiis. TIiík doctrine Í6 on old fn&hioiied one we adinit, and we shull probubly be told by the 'pmgrrssors' that we are not sayinpr nny thing new on the subject, ihat wc ate beliind the oge, and all that. Hut un oxperience of eonie yen ra in the very hot bed oí" aboliiioniffn has rerved to confnm us in these old fashinned notions, and to deepen our repret ihat ary of our friends shoold ever have been mduced to entertain any other. Someantjölavery work the Whrgs have dono, hecaiise it was both natural end proper Ihey hould do it; and tinuer like circumstances tney would be fotind doinsr the same wotIí aain. But tve desire to hnar no more exytssions of sympalhy tcith abolitiunists, or of our causes being in any way ideiilijied. The Whig party, nu such, has no more lo do with the cause of Kmnnc;paiion thnn it has with the ?pread of the gospel, or vih any other of tlie benerorenl operntions of the day; and the sooner every Vbir finde this strong old fijfhtinr ground, the sooner wilï the party be in condiiion to uccomplibh ils long cherished objecte."