Charles P. Upham

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'It is for everyone who desires to be preserved from the excesses of popular feeling and to prevent the community to which he belongs from plunging into riotous and blind commotions, to keep his own judgement and emotions as free as possible from a power that seizes all it can reach, draws them into its current, and sweeps all it can round and round like the Maelstrom, until they are overwhelmed and buried in its devouring vortex. When others are heated, the only wisdom is to determine to keep cool; whenever a people or an individual is rishing headlong, IT IS A DUTY OF PATRIOTISM and of FRIENDSHIP TO CHECK THE MOTION.' Salem Witchcraft, Published in 1867