Some of the Secession sympathizing papers, have been guilty of a very shallow trick. Mrs. Stowe recently wrote a long letter to the Earl of Shafstbury [Shaftesbury], in which she ably defended the policy of our Government in the present crisis. Alluding to the policy of the Garrisonian Abolitionists, she quoted the following passage from a speech by Wendell Phillips:
I have advocated Disunion for fifteen years, because I thought it a practical method of freeing the North from the guilt of Slavery, and of planting at the South the seeds of early and entire emancipation wringing justice from a weak and bankrupt, South.
This passage some Northern friend of Jeff. Davis has extracted from the latter, and passed it off as the utterance of Mrs. Stowe. So far from approving its sentiments, the lady earnestly expresses her attachment to the Union, and opposition to Phillips, Garrison, & Co. We are the more desirous that this base slander should be exposed, as the paragraph in which it is contained slipped into our columns, a few days since. – Cin. Gazette.