...Correspondence, Between the Hon. F. H. Elmore, One of the South Carolina Delegation in Congress, and James G. Birney, One of the Secretaries of the American Anti-slavery Society
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... Correspondence, Between the Hon. F. H. Elmore, One of the South Carolina ...
James Gillespie Birney
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Page 20 - For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
Page 20 - And I will come near to you to judgment ; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 66 - The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year 1808, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
Page 20 - Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate : for the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Page 43 - That all petitions, memorials, resolutions, propositions or papers, relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to the subject of slavery, or the abolition of slavery, shall, without being either printed or referred, be laid upon the table, and that no further action whatever shall be had thereon.
Page 20 - Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong ; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work...
Page 63 - Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to each of the Executives of the States of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, and Kentucky, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State And it was Resolved, To concur in passing said resolutions.
Page 31 - Many in the South once believed that it was a moral and political evil. That folly and delusion are gone. We see it now in its true light, and regard it as the most safe and stable basis for free institutions in the world.
Page 13 - This Society shall aim to elevate the character and condition of the people of color, by encouraging their intellectual, moral, and religious improvement, and by removing public prejudice, that thus they may, according to their mtellectual and moral worth, share an equality with the whites, of civil and religious privileges ; but this Society will never, in any way, countenance the oppressed in vindicating their rights by resorting to physical force.