A Debate on Slavery; Held in the City of Cincinnati, on the First, Second, Third, and Sixth Days of October, 1845, Upon the Question

A Debate on Slavery; Held in the City of Cincinnati, on the First, Second, Third, and Sixth Days of October, 1845, Upon the Question : Is Slavery in Itself Sinful, and the Relation Between Master and Slave, a Sinful Relation? Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Apprentices, I admit, sometimes do, but they are under indentures for a time set by law, and they are never spoken of as servants in contrast with free persons, as Hagar is with Sarah. When Hagar had fied as far as t03. fountain in the wilderness, the angel of the Lord found her; and what advice did he give her? " Flee, Hagar, as fast as you can, or Abraham will be after you?" No, nothing of the kind. "And the angel of the Lord said unto her, return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands." It is plain, the good angel was no abolitionist. What abolitionist, now on earth, would have given her such advice? But the angel was not then in the light of the nineteenth century. He was still in the "darkness of remote ages of despotism," of which the brother told us. Had he lived in the nineteenth century, he would doubtless have known better! So we are obliged to suppose, if the doctrines of the abolitionists are true. My second proof, that God recognized the relation of master and slave among the patriarchs, is drawn from the l7t.h chapter of Genesis, which contains the institution of circumcision. We read the 12th and 13th verses. "He that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generation, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with money, must needs be circumcised." Does not this divine provision prove, that at that time Abraham had servants, who were bought with his money, as well as such as were born in his housefll--and were not servants bought with money slaves? If not, what were they? Who would so describe a hired servant? And can we...show more

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