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BY AMOS A. PHELPS,
PASTOR OF PINE-STREET CHURCH, BOSTOK.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY THE NEW-ENGLAND

ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY,

1834.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834;

By GARRISON & KNAPP; In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Mass.

GARRISON AND KNAPP, PRINTERS.

CONTENTS.

DECLARATION F. SENTIMENT,

Page 5

ADDRESS TO CLERGYMEN,

13

LECTURE I. The sin of slavery question stated; slavery de-

fined; definition explained and illustrated; the question not
one of mere abstraction; slavery in all cases, either is or is
not sin; it is in all cases, falsehood in theory; tyranny in prac-
tice; a violation of God's law; and a parent of abominations

-originating and perpetuating the foreign slave-trade, with

all its connected sins and woes; also the domestic; and being

the fruitful source of licentiousness,

25

LECTURE II. Objections Answered and slavery shown to be,

1, not peculiar in the United States in respect to its innocence

and the difficulties of its removal; 2, noi sanctioned by the

bible; 3, that the slave is not unqualified for freedom ; 4, that

slavery is not entailed, so as to cancel or diminish guilt, 59

LECTURE III. The Remedy of Slavery.—The subject undergo-

ing a new and thorough investigation; the people of the North

better qualified to judge on the question of remedy than are

the people of the South; the remedy, whatever it be, is to be

determined on general principles, and not on the supposition

of excepted cases; it must respect the rights and interests of

the injured, in preference to those of the injurers; it is, com-

plete and universal emancipation. This is to be effected, not

by any sehemes of amelioration ; not by any schemes of grad-

ual emancipation; but by that of immediate emancipation.

The scheme explained; the mode and plan for carrying it into

effect stated,

138

LECTURE IV. Objections Answered. --The scheme of Imme-

diate Emancipation shown, 1, not to be fraught with danger to

the nation ; nor 2, with danger to the master's life; nor 3, with

danger to his interest; nor 4, with ruin to the slave; nor 5,

with, what some regard as most horrible, amalgamation, 189

A. History of insurrections,

239

B. The objection that the slave is contented and happy an-

swered,

251

C. Reformers must expect opposition and persecution, 258

D. Extracts from speeches at the Temperance Convention, 260

E. Extracts from Parliamentary papers showing thai the colonies

at Sierra Leone and Liberia, afford facilities to the slave-

trade,

261

F. My reasons for abandoning the scheme of Colonization, 269

ERRATA. Page 81, 17th line from bottom, for double meaning,' read double dealing

Page 112, 3d line from bottom, for' pungents,' read unguents. Page 156, top line, for teach,' read touch.

Page 162, 11th line from top, for physical moral,' read phys. ico-moral.

Page [65, 9th line from top, for 'trampled under foot,' read trampled them under foot.

Page 181, top line, for. ah ?' read ch ?

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