Anti-slavery Manual: Containing a Collection of Facts and Arguments on American Slavery

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Piercy & Reed, 1837 - Antislavery movements - 162 pages
 

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Page 29 - Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit These things teach and exhort.
Page 147 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions, is one of the invaluable rights of man, and every citizen may freely speak, write and print, on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 146 - That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.
Page 140 - ... empowered to seize or arrest fuch fugitive from labor, and to take him or her before any judge of the Circuit or District Courts of the United States, residing or being within the state, or before any magistrate of a county, city, or town corporate, wherein such seizure or arrest shall be made...
Page 140 - ... or arrested, doth, under the laws of the state or territory from which he or she fled, owe service or labour to the person claiming him or her. it shall be the duty of such judge or magistrate to give a certificate thereof to such claimant, his agent or attorney, which shall be sufficient warrant for removing the said fugitive from labour to the state or territory from which he or she fled.
Page 44 - 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 145 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 44 - Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee ; 24 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 145 - Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 103 - March next, be, and they are hereby, authorized and required on behalf of this State to cede to the Congress of the United States any district in this State, not exceeding ten miles square, which the Congress may fix upon and accept for the seat of Government of the United States.

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