Criticism of Come-Outers

October 18, 1844

From this Portland Bulletin, here is intense criticism:  “Their meetings are always held as Abolition Conventions; and thus, under the pretense of helping the poor slaves, it is ‘the infernal church and clergy’ that ‘must be put down’.  We make these remarks to let our readers know what sort of people the majority of these come-outers are. The best way is to keep away from their meetings, ‘lest we touch pitch, and get defiled'”.