Proceedings of the Fourth New-England Anti-Slavery Convention, Held in Boston, May 30, 31, and June 1 and 2, 1837

Proceedings of the Fourth New-England Anti-Slavery Convention, Held in Boston, May 30, 31, and June 1 and 2, 1837

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...must. This Convention did not interfere with church discipline; it proposed to express its opinion as to whether men can knowingly commit the particular sin described in these resolutions, and be entitled to our fellowship as Christians. Members of different churches or of no church, had a right to express their opinions on this as well as other subjects. We had expressed our opinions about Congress, without being members of Congress; about Legislatures, about Presidents and Governors; and was the church to be exempted from the free expression of opinion upon its conduct in relation to slavery '! Sir, said Mr. B. slavery is an outrage upon lmmanity; we are men and as such have a right to express our abhorrence of injustice and oppression. I care not where tyranny exists, whether in the Convention or out of it, whether on this globe or on the remot est star, I have a right to raise my voice against it. I have no fear that the church cannot bear any expression of opinion, by bodies of men in or out of the church. If false, they will not touch her; iftrue, she ought to hear them and repent. If there be any church that cannot bear the truth, ' it is no church of Christ, but the Synagogue of Satan. Another objection against the adoption of the resolutions was, that slaveholding church members were ignorant that slavery was a sin. Now in whose favor was this saving clause of ignorance brought forward'! It was the men least likely to be necessarily ignorant--not the poor slave, but the intelligent master', the respectable church member--nay, the minister himself. These were the men, so ignorant of the first principles of right and Wrong, that they must be excused for stealing a man in their ignorance, when they themselves would more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991974
  • 9781236991973