An appeal on the subject of slavery: addressed to the members of the New England and New Hampshire conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church : Together with a Defence of said Appeal, in which is shown the sin of holding property in man
Shipley Wells Willson, Methodist Episcopal Church. New England Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church. New Hampshire Conference
Published by David H. Ela, no. 19, Washington-Street., 1835 - Social Science - 48 pages
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Page 45 - Raca,' shall be in danger of the council ; but whosoever shall say ; ' Thou fool,' shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee ; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Page 43 - Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates : at his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it ; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it : lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it be sin unto thee.
Page 26 - A slave is one who is in the power of a master to whom he belongs. The master may sell him, dispose of his person, his industry and his labor. He can do nothing, possess nothing, nor acquire anything but what must belong to his master.
Page 5 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 44 - Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; Because they sold the righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of shoes...
Page 12 - In order to rivet the chain of slavery, the law of Virginia ordains : " That no slave shall be set free upon any pretence whatever, except for some meritorious services, to be adjudged and allowed by the governor and council...
Page 44 - Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Page 9 - When any travelling preacher becomes an owner of a slave or slaves, by any means, he shall forfeit his ministerial character in our Church, unless he execute, if it be practicable, a legal emancipation of such slaves, conformably to the laws of the State in which he lives.