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Remarks Upon Slavery

Excerpt from Remarks Upon Slavery: Occasioned by Attempts Made to Circulate Improper Publications on the Southern States A number of publications have recently been sent to this place, and to other places at the South, by some of the Abolition Associations at the North, for the purpose of distribution. One of these papers was placed in my hands by a person to whom it was directed - and though it has since been returned to the quarter from whence it came, yet I deem it not improper to make a few remarks upon the subject to which it related; especially as all those with whom I am associated in life, have, in this subject, an important interest. It seems somewhat extraordinary, that any set of rational men, in this enlightened age, should be so regardless of the ordinary courtesies of life, as to desire to interrupt the harmony and quiet of an unoffending people, who are legally pursuing their own business, within their own limits, without any disposition to interfere with the organization of society in any other section of country but their own. There certainly seems very little in the conduct of the Abolition Societies at the North, to recommend them to the favourable regard of the inhabitants of tills quarter. They seem to speak and to act, as though they imagined that an entire revolution in the state of society here, would be a matter of but little consequence, if such an event could be brought about through their instrumentality. They speak of slavery as a system of iniquity, at variance with the revealed will of God, and a continued violation of his moral law - they denounce it as a practical denial of the declaration, that God made of one blood all the inhabitants of the world, and as a disregard of the rules prescribed for the intercourse of men with one another. In utter disregard of the principle that the regulation of slavery belongs exclusively to those amongst whom it exists, these officious intermeddlers take upon themselves to pronounce it an evil of serious magnitude, and then assume to themselves a right to remove it, either with, or without the consent of those whose interests are to be affected by their proceedings; and they pursue their object in violation of the ordinary maxims of moderation or prudence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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