The History of the Antislavery Cause in State and Nation

B. Thruston, 1886 - 503 sider

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Side 3 - We will neither import nor purchase, any slave imported after the first day of December next ; after which time, we will wholly discontinue the slave trade, and will neither be concerned in it ourselves, nor will we hire our vessels, nor sell our commodities or manufactures to those who are concerned in it.
Side 96 - Resolved, — by the delegates of the Annual Conferences in General Conference assembled, that they are decidedly opposed to modern abolitionism, and wholly disclaim any right, wish, or intention, to interfere in the civil, and political relation between master and slave, as it exists in the slave-holding states of this Union.
Side 16 - Submitting this Declaration to the candid examination of the people of this country, and of the friends of liberty throughout the world, we hereby affix our signatures to it; pledging ourselves that, under the guidance and by the help of Almighty God, we will do all that in us lies, consistently with this Declaration of our principles, to overthrow the most execrable system of slavery that has ever been witnessed...
Side 8 - 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.
Side 61 - Alton ; should I attempt it, I should feel that the angel of the Lord with his flaming sword was pursuing me wherever I went. It is because I fear God, that I am not afraid of all who oppose me in this city. No sir, the contest has commenced here, and here it must be finished.
Side 134 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Side 16 - ... deadliest curse — to wipe out the foulest stain which rests upon our national escutcheon — and to secure to the colored population of the United States all the rights and privileges which belong to them as men, and as Americans, — come what may to our persons, our interests, or our reputation — whether we live to witness the triumph of Liberty, Justice, and Humanity, or perish untimely as -martyrs in this great, benevolent, and holy cause.
Side 15 - Slave trade, and to abolish Slavery in all those portions of our common country which come under its control, especially in the District of Columbia, — and likewise to prevent the extension of it to any State that may be hereafter admitted to the Union.
Side 97 - State of Michigan, That our senators and representatives in Congress be and they hereby are requested to use all suitable and necessary efforts to insure the passage of the bill now before that body, or in its possession, entitled "A bill to secure the speedy construction of the Northern Pacific railroad and telegraph line, and to secure to the government...

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