1840

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1840
 - JOSEPH STURGE. Birmingham, lltb month, 1840.' '...
JOSEPH STURGE. Birmingham, lltb month, 1840.' ' Dr. Watlajtd stands high in the American Churches, but he is not an abolitionist he has Dot denounced slavery ; he has, on the contrary, beta one of its apologists. And thoroughly convinced are we, that nothing but stringent means will accomplish accomplish the great work of human freedom. Itis well to show the horrors of slavery! the in-. in-. in-. separable cruelty arising from it ; but it is with the " naked evil itself we have mainly to do it is it w must attack. It w a daring usurpation of the Divine Divine prerogative, for man to hold his fellow man ia bondage. He who does so is a robber a thief man-stealer. man-stealer. man-stealer. The receiver, too, is as bad as the thief; and the apologist for one or both is deeply implicated in the crime. We fear strengtk is oftca lost in declaiming against the cruelties practised in slavery, instead of denouncing Uie enormity itself. What if the slave have a master as kind as mercy itself? That master is still a man-stealer man-stealer man-stealer living in open violation of the Divine law. What if the slave live in a palace he is a slave still ! What if be be satisfied with his condition? It is but a proof of his degradation of bow low slavery has sunk bi. Let slavery be attacked on its own standing alone let its glaring opposition to every thing that ja just be shown, and it must fall, and that speedily. From the Dublin Register.

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  1. The Liberator,
  2. 25 Dec 1840, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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