Boston Tract Society and Slavery

August 3, 1860

Signed by  C.K.W., this brief article is titled, Hot, Cold or Lukewarm?  It recalls the separation of the Boston Society from the National Society, and charges that, whatever policy changes might have been made by the Society, its practice remains the same. The charge is that the Society remains ambivalent in regard to slavery issues, that the Boston Society’s main interest is to “gather up the contributions that are dropping away from the National Society, and next, to avert from the Church the reproach (not the sin) -the appearance (not the disgraceful fact)  — of being the main bulwark of slavery.”