Church Controversy re. Abolition

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 in Savannah, Georgia.  The minister is a southern man who has “abjured southern principles”.  Pew-holders of the church appeal this placement. “Abolition may be an abstraction at the North; but at the South it is a stern reality, involving our fortunes and our lives.” There is a response from the Executive Committee of the Unitarian Association, and several letters, which illustrate the intensity of the controversy.