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CHRISTIANITY

AND

SLAVERY;

IN A

COURSE OF LECTURES

PREACHED AT

CATHEDRA

THE CATHEDRAL AND PARISH CHURCH OF ST.

MICHAEL, BARBADOS.

BY

EDWARD ELIOT, B. D.

ARCI DEACON OF BARBADOS, AND LATE FELLOW AND TUTOR OF

EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD

“ As we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even
so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.”

1 Tuess. ii. 4.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY;
RIVINGTONS, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD;

AND PARKER, OXFORD.

1833.

59.

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.
TO

THE RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT

HOLDERS OF SLAVE PROPERTY

IN

THE WEST INDIES,

THE FOLLOWING LECTURES

WITH THE EARNEST PRAYER THAT TIE DUTIES RECOMMENDED

IN THEM, MAY BE FAITHFULLY AND FEARLESSLY

PERFORMED BY THEMSELVES,

AND

BY THEIR SUBORDINATE AGENTS,

ARE RESPECT FULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

THEIR OBEDIENT SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

The following Lectures (with the exception of the last) were preached at the Cathedral in Barbados, before large congregations of the white inhabitants. My object was to impress on the community the necessity of attending to the moral and religious welfare of their slave population. The subjects are not

Most of them have, within the last few years,

been at times prominently insisted

upon in the pulpit (though not in a connected and consecutive form) by myself or by my brethren in the ministry. The lectures are now published with a view

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