Boston: Printed by Perkins & Marvin, 1840. First edition. Original printed yellow wrappers, 7.5 x 4.75 inches, Some creasing and a bit of wear and soiling to the wrappers; in very good condition. Item #19126
The longtime New Hampshire abolitionist and clergyman suggests a constitutional solution for slavery does not exist, but that moral persuasion must effectively change the views of those who support slavery—and that while denunciation of insufficiently abolitionist clergy may have its satisfactions, it will not prove effective: “Are such attacks calculated to do ministers good, or to promote the cause of Christ, or the cause of abolition? Though we are commended to ‘bless those that curse us,’ yet even good men do not like to be reproached, and will not be pleased with those who assail them with opprobrious language. Especially, if instead of being treated according to the direction of the Saviour in the 18th of Matthew they are publicly assailed, they will be very liable to be irritated. And, if by such attacks any cause them to sin, they will be guilty themselves.” Dumond, page 113; Sabin 101309; not found in the LCP catalog.