In the United States in 1820, there were 1,528,452
Slaves. Their number is doubled in less than twenty years.
We have now about 2,000,000. In 1840, they will amount
to 3,000,000; in 1860 to 6,000,000; and in 1880 to 12,
They are fast concentrating at the extreme South.—In
1800, the number of slaves in Maryland was 107,707 and
in 1820, 107,398. In Georgia in 1800 there were 59,699,
and in 1820, 149,656. In Mississippi in 1800 there were
3,489, and in 1820, 32,841 ; Georgia almost three times as
many, and Mississippi nine times as many in 1820 as in
Will not that part'of the country come under the complete control of the blacks 1 They are fast gaming upon
the whites, and unless some powerful means are speedily
taken to prevent it, we shall have a nation of blacks nearer
than St. Domingo.
Slavery is ruining the domestic industry of the southern
country. — Slave labor under no circumstances can be
brought into competition with free labor. Free labor can
be hired in the free States for the interest of the money
vested in Slaves, at the high price, which they have borne
for the cultivation of cotton and sugar, including the cost
of taking care of them. Millions of acres of land in the
slave holding states have been left as irreclaimably barren.