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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“These Scriptures, therefore, are infinitely far from justifying the slavery under consideration; for it cannot be made to appear that one in a thousand of these slaves has done any thing to forfeit his own liberty.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In a word, if any kind of slavery can be vindicated by the Holy Scriptures, we are already sure our making and holding the Negroes our slaves, as we do, cannot be vindicated by any thing we can find there, but is condemned by the whole of divine revelation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That mountains that are now raised up in the imagination of many would become plain, and every difficulty surmounted.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If we obstinately refuse to reform what we have implicitly declared to be wrong, and engaged to put away the holding of the Africans in slavery... have we not the great reason to fear, yea, may we not with great certainty conclude, God will withdraw his kind protection from us, and punish us yet seven times more?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If the slavery in which we hold the blacks is wrong, it is a very great and public sin, and, therefore, a sin which God is now testifying against in the calamities he has brought upon us; consequently, must be reformed before we can reasonably expect deliverance, or even sincerely to ask for it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This institution of Heaven, when properly attended to, understood, and cordially embraced, turns men from darkness to marvelous light. If it finds them in a state of savage ignorance and barbarity it civilizes them, and forms them to be intelligent and good members of society.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This is acting like the mariner, who, when his ship is filling with water, neglects to stop the leak, or ply the pump, that he may mend his sails.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“However, I am willing to hear what you can produce from Scripture in favor of any kind of slavery.”

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