The National Era
Unsigned Article
Washington, D.C.: 17 March 1853



  Dexter, Washtenaw co., Mich., Feb. 18, 1853.—Anti-Slavery prospects in Michigan never looked brighter than at present. Individuals composing the old political parties are beginning to look dispassionately and without prejudice upon the Anti-Slavery aspect of political affairs. Much of Anti-Slavery truth, heretofore discarded by them as fanatical, is now received and ready by all. Uncle Tom's Cabin, thundering along the pathway of reform, is doing a magnificent work on the public mind. Wherever it goes, prejudice is disarmed, opposition is removed, and the hearts of all are touched with a new and strange feeling, to which they before were strangers. Though Pro-Slavery divines, editors, politicians, cotton merchants, and cotton-mongers, unite in their pusillanimous attempts to sully the fair name and fame of its divine-hearted authoress, and to counteract the influence of this magnificent work on the public mind, they must fail.