A Discourse on Slavery: Delivered Before the Anti-slavery Society in Littleton, N. H., February 22, 1839, Being the Anniversary of the Birth of Washington

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A. McFarland, 1839 - Slavery - 51 pages
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Page 8 - Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee : he shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
Page 18 - There are certain vital principles in our free republican governments which will determine and overrule an apparent and flagrant abuse of legislative power; as to authorize manifest injustice by positive law ; or to take away that security for personal liberty or private property, for the protection whereof the government was established.
Page 4 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial?
Page 24 - States, for the purpose of obtaining a territory on the coast of Africa, or at some other place, not within any of the states or territorial governments of the United States...
Page 8 - Slaves shall be deemed, held, taken, reputed and adjudged in law to be chattels personal in the hands of their owners and possessors, and their executors, administrators, and assigns, TO ALL INTENTS, CONSTRUCTIONS, AND PURPOSES WHATSOEVER.
Page 44 - If so, let me tell our friends of the South who differ from us, that the war which the abolitionists wage against us is of a very different character, and far more effective. It is a war of religious and political fanaticism, mingled, on the part of the leaders, with ambition and the love of notoriety — and waged, not against our lives, but our character.
Page 44 - We believe that we have most to fear from the organized action upon the consciences and fears of slaveholders themselves; from the insinuations of their dangerous heresies into our schools, our pulpits, and our domestic circles.
Page 44 - ... on the question of slavery, that the abolitionists can accomplish their object. PREPARATORY TO THIS, they are now laboring to saturate the non-slaveholding States with the belief that slavery is a
Page 8 - slavery exists now, precisely as it did in the days of the patriarchs. The slave is received into the family of a Turk, in a relation more confidential and respectable than that of an ordinary domestic ; and when liberated, which very often happens, stands upon the same footing with a freeman.
Page 44 - ... own limits, and that the torrent of pamphlets and tracts which the abolition presses of the north are pouring forth with an inexhaustible copiousness, is arrested the moment it reaches our frontier. Are we to wait until our enemies have built up, by the grossest misrepresentations and falsehoods, a body of public opinion against us, which it would be almost impossible to resist, without separating ourselves from the social system of the rest of the civilized world...

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