New York Herald, “Protection to Southern Property in New York,” April 28, 1861

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    “Protection to Southern Property in New York,” New York Herald, April 28, 1861, p. 4: 3.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    PROTECTION TO SOUTHERN PROPERTY IN NEW YORK. – There is, we understand, a great and unnecessary alarm among Southern owners of property in this city, who are selling off, under the impression that their persons and rights of property are no longer secure. This is a totally mistaken idea. Nowhere in the Union would those rights be more sacred than here, if Southern men will continue good and quiet citizens, and take no part, secretly or otherwise, in favor of the revolutionist of the South. Their persons and property will be respected, and they will be exempt from the perils of war; for the conflicts will never reach New York, nor anywhere north of the Susquehanna, while it will rage all over the rebellious States.

    Hence it is that many Southern men are sending their deposits and valuables here for safe keeping, and many are migrating northward with their families, to escape from the carnage, the devastation, plunder and confusion while will be inevitable south of the Potomac. Southern property owners, therefore, in New York, or Southern men engaged in business here, will be only consulting their own interests, and playing the part of prudence, by remaining where they are.

    Law and order will be maintained at all hazards and under all circumstances, and we will show Southern mobs that we know how to conduct ourselves as peaceable and orderly citizens, and to defend and uphold the legal and constitutional rights of all American citizens, whatever may be the complexion of their political opinions. No reign of terror will ever be permitted in the great imperial metropolis of the Union, and all will find more security and protection under the Stars and Stripes than under the secession flag.

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