Lecture: SLAVERY ENDANGERS OUR LIBERTIES

A full first page is devoted to Lecture VIII, from the “Anti-Slavery Lecturer”, under the above title.  The editor comments:  “We must occupy our present space with further suggestions”; here are some of the propositions on which he comments:

Slavery degrades the free laborer
Slavery creates popular ignorance.
Slavery destroys public virtue
Slavery corrupts religion.
Slavery obstructs and proscribes religion
Educates freemen at the school of slave vices
Teaches despotism by precedent
Teaches despotism on principle!
Brings the principles of liberty into disrepute
Destroys sympathy for the oppressed, and   suppresses the popular detestation of despotism
Slavery destroys self control
Slavery abrogates law
Slavery uproots family government
It elevates despots over freemen