The Friend, A Religious and Literary Journal
Unsigned Notice
Philadelphia: 12 March 1853

  To the two subscribers, one in Massachusetts, and the other in the State of New York, who say they feel themselves bound to withdraw their support from "The Friend," on account of our strictures on Uncle Tom's Cabin, we would remark, that while we shall not object to their mode of showing their disapprobation of the sentiments expressed relative to the book in question, we do emphatically deny there being any "proslavery arguments" in the remarks published in the Journal, and we think that notwithstanding the charges made, they must be aware that "The Friend" has always maintained an unflinching and consistent testimony against slavery.