An Inquiry Into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization, and American Anti-slavery Societies

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Leavitt, Lord & Company, 1835 - 206 pages

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Page 131 - And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
Page 96 - Tell me not of rights — talk not of the property of the planter in his slaves. I deny the right — I acknowledge not the property. The principles, the feelings of our common nature rise in rebellion against it. Be the appeal made to the understanding or to the heart, the sentence is the same that rejects it.
Page 140 - ... character and condition of the people of color, by encouraging their intel-lectual, moral, and religious improvement, and by removing public prejudice, that thus they may, according to their intellectual and moral worth, share an equality with the whites, of civil and religious privileges; but this Society will never, in any way, countenance the oppressed in vindicating their rights by resorting to physical force.
Page 161 - That Congress have no authority to interfere in the emancipation of slaves, or in the treatment of them in any of the states; it remaining with the several states alone to provide rules and regulations therein, which humanity and true policy may require.
Page 126 - 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 205 - GEORGE BUSH, Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Literature in the New York City University.
Page 162 - While it admits that each state in which slavery exists, has, by the Constitution of the United States, the exclusive right to legislate in regard to its abolition in said state, it shall aim to convince all our fellow-citizens, by arguments addressed to their understandings and consciences, that slaveholding is a heinous crime in the sight of God...
Page 18 - The habits, the feelings, all the prejudices of society — prejudices which neither refinement, nor argument, nor education, nor religion itself, can subdue — mark the people of color, whether bond or free, as the subjects of a degradation inevitable and incurable.
Page 173 - the colony was flourishing under Toussaint — the whites lived happily, and in peace upon their estates, and the negroes continued to work for them.
Page 81 - Slavery is not a national evil : on the contrary, it is a national benefit. ' Slavery exists in some form every where ; and it is not of much consequence, in a philosophical view, whether it be voluntary or not.

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