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Under the Refuge of Oppression column, is a notice from the American Baptist: The Baptist General Tract Society, noting that “one of our traveling agents has been active in promoting…

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South Carolina Presbytery & Methodist General Conference The S.C. Presbytery asserts that: “Slavery has existed in the Church of God from the time of Abraham to this day. Members of…

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From the Mercantile Journal of July 6, there is an item titled, A Disgraceful Act, addressed to a “Mr. Sleeper”, it is signed by “A Protestant Clergyman”.  It describes a…

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Commenting on Garrison’s coming out against the Sabbath,  this unsigned item says, “…..It seems he goes for its immediate abolition. If Mr. G. really designs to destroy in the community…

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Under Refuge of Oppression, there is a letter from the Southern Christian Advocate, which says of the Lovejoy incident:….”…he has so suffered under a strong conviction in the public mind…

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Resolutions adopted, include the following: “Resolved, that we view slavery as a civil and domestic institution, and one with which, as ministers of Christ, we have nothing to do, further…

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A small item appears, unsigned, and without comment: “Rabbi.  Among the proud, full-blown doctors of divinity, who are found in bitter hostility to the abolition cause and its advocates, is…

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Under Refuge of Oppression there is an article from the Boston Recorder, addressed to the Rev. Samuel Osgood, D.D., from Ralph Emerson.   Later in the same issue there is an…

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This Dec 10, 1838 letter is addressed to Garrison, signed simply “A Universalist Abolitionist”.  The tone is a sarcastic question, wondering if there is a Universalist periodical which consistently upholds…

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The following resolution was adopted by the Vermont ASS: “That those ministers who, with all the light they now enjoy in regard to the sinfullness of the slaveholder, and the…

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Appearing under Refuge of Oppression is a series of items from The Journal of Commerce.  It is apparently a kind of “double-sarcasm”, in which the items come from a “Boboliton …

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Here is a brief item which speaks of Garrison’s disdain for political action by ministers: “Ministers of Christ Becoming Political Demagogues.”   It mentions an “eloquent” Methodist preacher, in Kentucky, who…

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Under Refuge of Oppression there is an article from the Connecticut Observer,  under the title, Support for Ministers of the Gospel.   The writer contends that even though a Minister does…

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A letter to Garrison, from Noah Jackman, a minister simply identified as from Newbury, Belleville.   It tells of his decision to “come out and be separate, — to hold no…

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A notice from the Christian Reflector, tells of action taken by the Baptist Church in Royalston  Centre, Mass.  The resolution, passed by the church, names slavery as “a great moral…

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Here is an item from the Congregational Journal, a letter signed by T. P. Beach, dated Aug 2, 1841, in Campton (no state) ….  Beach has stepped down from the…

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January 14, 1842 From the Abington Congregational Church, October 20, 1841, comes news of a meeting at which five-sixth of the whole church had signed anti-slavery resolutions, and five-seventh had…

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April 1, 1842 Here is a letter from five members of a church in North Abington, telling of a regular prayer meeting of abolitionists associated with that church.  “Nothwithstanding the…

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May 13, 1842 From the Baptist Church of Christ, North Yarmouth, Maine, comes a strong statement that “slavery is a heinous sin”…  “the church will not knowingly admit to its…

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June 3, 1842 An article from the N.Y. Evangelist,  is a strong statement in support of the American Union…..   “THE AMERICAN UNION MUST AND WILL BE PRESERVED, , nay more…

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September 30, 1842 Here is a long report of a discussion at a recent meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.  The issue regards the policy of…

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October 21, 1842 “The Exciting Subject  — A letter from the editor of the Emancipator, written at Bangor, Maine., tells of the following incident:  The Rev. Dr. Hawes,  of Hartford,…

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October 28, 1842 One more sign of hope, one more church takes an ant-slavery position.   Notice of a regular church meeting, in Millbury (probably Mass), where the Baptist Church enacts…

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January  13, 1843 Here is an account of  “A Church Mob, with the Minister at the Head of It”, which disturbed an abolitionist lecture in a Congregational Church in Phipsburg, Maine.…

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February 24, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, there is an article from the Boston Pilot, titled, The Mania of Abolition.  Referring to recent abolitionist speeches made at Faneuil Hall, the…

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April 7, 1843           Three columns which illustrate the controversy within the Unitarian Association; the issue debated is over the placement of a minister with Abolitionist views in a church…

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May 12, 1843 Notice of a meeting at Tremont Temple, with Baptists from many states, who have formed the American and Foreign Baptist Missionary Society, and promise that a Constituion…

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December 1, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression is an article from the Perfectionist, which complains about the fact that some abolitionists belong to no church.  “As seceding reformers generally profess…

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February 2, 1844 The item tells that Charles Spear, noted for his work against Capital Punishment, has been excluded from the State Prison, “as a teacher and comforter of the poor prisoners”…It…

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January 17, 1845 Here is an article recounting how the Synod of Kentucky (probably Presbyterian), has adopted resolutions which recommend “all masters to use efforts for the moral and religious…

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July 11, 1845 From the New Lisbon (Ohio) Aurora.   An account of a meeting in the Protestant Methodist Church, which had previously experienced “the awful flagellations of Abby Kelley’  inflicted…

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October 10, 1845 Here is a “Protest Against American Slavery By One Hundred and Seventy Unitarian Ministers” A strong statement against slavery includes a list of the names of the…

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May 1, 1846 Under Refuge of Oppression is an introduction to a list of thirty-seven reasons for not signing the previously printed Protest Against Slavery, “given by those ministers of…

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January 8, 1847 Here is an article from the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, signed, “W.W.M.”, in which the idea of “come-outism” is derided.  “This is expressive of a class persons, who…

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April 16, 1847 “….. The religious press of the country, generally is hostile to human progress, and under control of those who care nothing for the people —- everything for…

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