An Account of Some of the Principal Slave Insurrections,

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: And they said one to another. YTe are verily guilty concerning our brother, inthat we saw the anguish of his soul when he bc-souo-hc us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us. — Gln. 42: 21. Thus saith the Lord my God, Feed the flock of the slaughter, whose pastors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich ; and their own shepherds pity them, not. — Zech. 11:"4, o. He that stealeth a man, and scllith him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. —Ex. 21: lt. The late invasion of Virginia by Capt. John Brown and his company has, with all its concomitant circumstances, excited more attention and aroused a more thorough spirit ot inquiry on the subject of slavery, than was ever before known. As this is pre-eminently a moral question, and as there is no neutral ground in morals, all intelligent men must ultimately take sides. Kvery such man must either cherish and defend slavery, or oppose and condemn it, and his vote, if he is an honest man, must accord with his belief. On a question ot Bo momentous importance, " Silence is crime." It demands and will have a thorough investigation, and all attempts to stifle discussion will only accelerate the triumph of the cause they were designed to crush. Thus the denunciation in Congress of Mr. Helper's book, which is in substance only an abstract of facts taken from the last census of the United States, has operated as an extensive advertisement, and will be the means of circulating thousands of copies, where, without such denunciation, it would never have been known. There is in the North, as well as the South, a class ofmen who act, apparently, on the supposition that those who foresee and foretell any calamity are as guil...
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