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QUARTERLY
ANTI-SLAVERY MAGAZINE

VOL. I. - OCTOBER, 1835 - NO. 1

INTRODUCTION  
On The Abolition of Slavery by Great Britain, by C. Stuart 3
     
Slavery Tested By It's Own Code, by William Goodell 21
     
A Review - The Principles of Reform 34
     
The Harmony of Moses and the Apostles. 68
     
Pro Slavery Testimony Examined, by The Editor 92
     
Foreign Intelligence 100
     
Advance of the Abolition Cause 102
     
To the Reader 104
     

 

QUARTERLY
ANTI-SLAVERY MAGAZINE
Volume II
Edited by Elizur Wright, Jr.
New York
Published By the American Anti-Slavery Society,
No. 143 Nassau Street
M.DCCC.XXXVII.
(1837)

CONTENTS
No. V., for October 1836.

Blindness of the South in attempting to drive the North, 9.  
I.  ON THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES,
     By Charles Stuart
11
   - American prejudice compared with Hindoo and African, 11
 - Colored people are mostly native Americans - 12
 - Power of facts to dispel prejudice
 - Slaves grossly misrepresented, as to native intellect, & c., 13
 - Moral character of the slaves, 14
 - Character of the free colored, 15
 - Degradation - and the cause of it, 14
 - Conduct of colored people in Philadelphia during the yellow fever of 1793, 18
 - Certificate of Matthew Clarkson - Testimony of General Jackson, 19
 - Colored people in Philadelphia in 1830, - Testimony of a Committee of the Senate of Pennsylvania, 20
 - Their benevolent Institutions - those of New-York, 21
 - P. S. "Abstinence from the products of slave labor," 22
 
II. AMERICAN SLAVERY vs. HUMAN LIBERTY, By a Kentuckian 11
   - Slavery worse in itself than political depotism, 22
 - Slavery grows worse from its contrast with liberty - tramples on all rights - political despotism recognizes some, 23
 - Political despotism professes the good of the subject - Slavery avows the good of the master as the only end - one tyrant is less oppressive than a multitude, 25
 - Human liberty has more to fear from American slavery than from any other form of despotism, 26
 - Slavery will destroy our free institutions, 29
 - More dangerous because not suspected, 31
 - Encourages hypocrisy, 32
 - Smothers discussion, 33
 - Demoralizes by its falsehood, 34
 - Tends to reconcile the nation to horrible deformities, 36
 - Steps already taken towards ruin, 38.
 
III. THE CHURCH CARRIED ALONG; OR THE OPINIONS OF A D.D. ON SLAVERY, By Rev. Beriah Green 41
   - Rev. John H. .Rice, D. D. and the Christian Spectator, 41
 - Dr. Rice thinks slavery the greaatest evil except whiskey, but opposed to any movement of the Church, 42
 - He makes slavery dependant on consequences, 46
 - Poor results of such calculation, 47
 - Unmanageableness of "religious feeling," 48
 - Associations of Connectictut and Massachusetts, 49
 - Abolitionists prize the "religious feeling," 50
 - Excitement, 50,51
 - Church meddling with temporal affairs, 51
 - What sort of a prayer Dr. Rice would approve, 53
 - How the Church is carried along, 56 -
 - Dr. Rice's plan of abolition founded on falsehood, 57
 - Overlooks the supports of slavery, 58
 - Results of it have been bad, 59
 - Such results were necessary, 60
 
VI.  THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM IN OUR COUNTRY, By Dr. C. Follen 61
   - Liberty and oppression always and every where in conflict - Oppression at work in our country, 62
 - Experiment of self-government successful so far as it has been tried - Slavery not a local evil, 64
 - Anti-republicanism, in principle, identica' with slavery - its increase - persecution of the Indians, 65.
 - Taste for aristocratic distinction, 66
 - Pursuit of wealth, 67
 - Redeeming influences, 68
 - Need of combining all the friends of freedom, 70
 - Anti-Liberty doctrines of Pickens and Calhoun, 71
 - Slaveholders endeavoring to enlist all property-holders on their side, 71
 - True liberty can only be built on the doctrine of equal human rights, 72
 
V.  SLAVERY AND THE CONSTITUTION, By Rev. J. May 73
   - Are the people of the non-slaveholding states bound by the Constitution not to attempt the overthrow of slavery? 73
 - The affirmative is a heavy charge against the framers, 74
 - Power of the framers, 75
 - Jealousy for state rights, 76
 - The right and wrong of slavery not discussed at the time of the Revolution, 77
 - The old confederation had no power to abolish the slave trade, 78
 - All that can be said of the Constitution, is that it did not abolish slavery, 79
 - The preamble, 79
 - Ratio of representation, 80
 - Implication of the word "persons," 81
 - "Migration and importation," 82
 - Debates of the Conventions of the States, 83
 - Fugitives, 84
 - Jury trial, 85
 - Protection against "domestic violence," 88
 
VI.  REV. F. A. COX, D. D., AND HIS AMERICAN APOLOGISTS 90
   - Appointment of Drs. Cox and Hoby, 91
 - British and Foreign society for universal abolition - its objects, 92
 - Dr. Welch of Albany, 92
 - Dr. Cox's note, 94
 - Instructions to Mr. Thomson, 95
 - Sentiments of Abraham Booth, 97
 - Dr. Cox in New Hampshire, 98
 - Rev. S. A. Cone, 100
 - Rev. Howard Malcom, 101
 - Charleston Baptist Association, 103
 
VII.  LAND PIRACY, By the Editor 104
   - Ru_ of small slaveholders, 104
 - Virgil A. Stewart's story, 105
 - Rumored in insurrection at Livingston, 107
 - Proceedings thereon - Hanging with jury, 109
 - Trial of Albe Dean, 110
 
NEW PUBLICATIONS 112
   - Miss Grimke's Appeal - Yarndee - Glasgow Discussion, 112  

No. VI., for January, 1837
Abolitionists aim to rectify the primary elements of society, 113
I. SLAVERY AND THE BIBLICAL REPERTORY, By Rev. Samuel Crothers 115
   - The defence of slavery left to theological professors, 115
 - Ground and character of the contest changed, 116
 - "Five ways" of making slaves, 117
 - Jahn, the Pope and the Jesuits, 119
 - The morality of Princeton and Guinea identical, 120
 - Slavery by captivity, 121
 - By purchase, 124
 - By the right of creditorship, 126
 - By the sentence of a judge, 128
 - By birth, 129
 - Slaveholding among the surrounding nations - among the Hebrews, 131
 
II.  ABOLITION A RELIGIOUS ENTERPRISE, By Rev. Henry Cowles 133
   - American slavery a sin, 133
 - Brutalizes, 134
 - Cherishes bad passions in its supporters, 135
 - Involves principles hostile to piety, 136
 - Why abolition should be prosecuted religiously, 140
 
III.  THE CONSTITUTION, By N. P. Rogers, Esq. 145
   - If the Constitution sanctions slavery, it is the most iniquitous of all documents, 145
 - But slavery is not in the instrument, if the framers designed it to be there, 146
 - Slavery is unconstitutional to the latter - Declaration and preamble evidences of intent, 147
 - Slave Representation, 149
 - Fugitives, 150
 - Republican state governments guarantee - Amendments, 151
 - No deprivation of liberty without due process of law, 152
 
IV.  ON THE USE OF SLAVE PRODUCE, By Charles Stuart 153
   - Slave produce defined, 153
 - Unnecessary consumption a transgression of the divine law - reason, 154
 - If there were no buyers, there would be no slaveholders, 155
 - Consumers can crush slavery, 156
 - Sentiments of the Quarterly A. S. Magazine condemned, 157.
 - Illustration of the poor widows' two mites, 158
 - Difficulties do not abolish law, 160
 - Slave produce stolen goods, 162
 - Physical expedients, 164
 - Slave in Jamaica, 166
 - Compulsory effect of abstinence, 168
 - The excuse of necessity, 170
 - Difficulty confined to cotton, 171
 - Remarks by the Editor, 172.
 
V.  CASTE IN THE UNITED STATES; A REVIEW, by the Editor 175
   - Absurdity of caste under a free government, 176
 - Intolerable tyranny of caste in America, 178
 - M. de Beaumont and M. de Tocqueville, 178
 - Story of Ludovic, 179
 - Caste In New-Orleans, 182
 - Prejudice in public assemblies, 184
 - The tyranny of the one drop, 185
 - Theory of a Connecticut divine, 186
 - Insincerity of our professions of regard for the Anglo-Saxon blood, 187
 - M. de Beaumont's freedom from prejudice, 187
 - Mob in Utica, 188
 - Inference from the "Disclaimer,"
 - cause of hostility to the negroes, 189
 - Connection of caste with the abolition of slavery, 190
 - Color not the real object of hatred - two classes of the prejudiced, 191
 - Charles Lamb, 193
 - The authority of custom, 194
 - Caste injures our national character, 195
 - Is a reproach to republicanism, 196
 - Is a disgrace to Christianity, 196
 - Separation in religious worship, 197
 - A waste of teh national resources, 198
 
VI.  THE DIVERSITIES OF MEN 199
   - Influence of heat on complexion, 199
 - General law of vegetable and animal variation, 200
 - Power of adaptation in plants, 201
 - Diversities of men compared with those of brutes, 202
 - Enumeration of human races, 204
 - Effect of tropical climates upon Europeans, 206
 - Diversities of intellect, 207
 
ILLUSTRATIONS OF AMERICAN COMMERCE 208
   - Extracts from Niles' Register, 209  
OPINIONS AND TESTIMONY OF THOMAS JEFFERSON 210
   - Letter to Dr. Price, 210
 - to Gov. Cole, 212
 
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE 213
   - French society for the abolition of slavery, 213
 - Minutes of the sittings, 214
 
A NATION'S BROKEN VOW 216
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS BRIEFLY 216

No. VII., for April, 1837
 
Folly of our great men, 218  
I.  SLAVERY AND THE BIBLICAL REPERTORY, By Rev. Samuel Crothers 219
   - Examination of the proof that "slavery was tolerated among the ancient people of God," 219
 - If it proves any thing, it proves that every country in Christendom is a slave country, that slavery on the only servitude tolerated by the Scriptures, 220
- When does "obed" mean slave?  Anser and illustrations, 221
 - Buying servants, 223
 - The character of Abraham's servants.
 
II.  SLAVERY AND THE CONSTITUTION, By Rev. Samuel John May 226
   - Care of the framers to avoid the mention of slavery
 - the Constitution recognizes as citizens all who in any of the states possess the elective franchise, 227
 - Inference that the framers looked forward to universal abolition, 228
 - Sentiments of Dr. Franklin, 229
 - Constitution gives Congress power to abolish the slave trade, which was considered the same in effect as the abolition of slavery, 231
 - Opinion of Daniel Webster and others on the power of Congress over the domestic slave trade, 232
 - Power of Congress over the District of Columbia, 234
 - Provision of the Constitution for its own amendment, 237
 
III. - IS SLAVERY FROM ABOVE OR FROM BENEATH? 238
   - The Bible the last resort of slavery, 238
 - Definition of slavery, 238
 - Apprenticeship, 240
 - Claims of the government on criminals, &c., 241
 - Legal definition, 244
 - Eighth Commandment, 245
 - Man-stealing, 247
 - Man distinguished from property, 249
 - Man created in the image fo God, 253.
 - Import of the word "buy" &c., 254
 - Groundless assumption, 255
 - Things bought are not necessarily property, 256
 - Buying of wives, 257
 - Hebrew word translated buy, 258.
 - English use of the word buy, 259
 - Joseph and the Egyptians, 260.
 - Persons who were bought sold themselves, 261
 - Design of the Mosaic laws
 - rights and privileges of servants, 272
 - Festival releases, 263
 - Voluntariness of servants, 266
 - Pay of servants, 274
 - Were servants held as property?  No. 281
 - Objections, Laban gave handmaids, 282
 - Servants were enumerated in inventories of property, 283
 - Testimony of the Targums, 285
 - Respect paid to servants, 286
 - The Gibeonites, 288
 - Egyptian bondage analyzed, 291
 - Objections considered, 295
 - "Cursed be Canaan," 296
 - Smiting a servant or maid with a rod, &c., Ex. xxi. 20, 21.,299
 - Lev. 26. 555-57., 307
 - "Forever," 308
 - Inheritance and possession, 311.
 - Hired servants and bond servants, 313
 - Different classes of servants, 327
 - Typical nature of the Mosaic system, 329
 - Slavery not penal, 331
 - Destruction of the Canaanites considered, 332
 
THE CRUELTY OF SLAVERY 340
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE 341
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS 343
NEW PUBLICATIONS 344

No. VIII., for July, 1837
Additions to the slaveholding power, 345  
I.  FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY 347
   - Deaths of Managers  - increase of Auxiliaries, 347
 - Publications - Agents for colored people, 348
 - Colored people in Ohio - occupation of land, 349
 - Colored people in Upper Canada - Testimonh of Dunlap and Mackenzie, 350
 - of John H. Dunn - Anti-slavery among children, 351
 - Agents to the West Indies - Charleston ladies - George Thompson, 352
 - Robert Breckinridge - Dr. Wardlaw, 353
 - British Baptists, 354
 - Virginian in Scotland - Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven, 355
 - Favorable notice of ecclesiastical bodies, 356, 357, 358
 - Legislature of Pennsylvania, 359
 - Mr. Stevens' Report - Governor Ritner's Message, 360
 - Resolutions of Vermont and Massachusetts, 361
 - Decision of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, in the case of teh girl Med, 362
 - Abolitionism at the South, 363
 - Maryville Intelligencer, 364
 - Commercial crisis, 366
 - Affairs of Mississippi, 367
 - British cotton trade, 368
 - Imports of cotton, in the years 1835 and 1836, 379
 - Rice and tobacco, 370
 - Bearing of diminished profits upon the abolition of slavery, 371
 - General participation in the profits of slavery, 372
 - Northern sycophancy, 373
 - Publishers, 374
 - Books "expunged" and mutilated, 375
 - Profligacy of the press, 377
 - Ecclesiastical opposition, 377
 - Methodist General Conference, 378
 - Threatening epistles, 379
 - Presbyterian General Assembly, 380
 - Testimony of Rev. Mr. Smylie, 386
 - Harmony Presbytery, 386
 - clinton Resolutions, 378
 - Congregational General Associations, 388
 - Dignity of the pastoral office, 392
 - Mobs, Judge Lawless - Grand Jury of St. Louis, 394
 - Persecutions of Mr. Lovejoy and Dr. Nelson, 395
 - Persecution of Mr. Garratt, 396
 - Dr. Ely and Marion College, 396 397
 - Rebuke of the New York Observer, Vermont Chronicle, and Boston Recorder, 397
 - Attack on the Philanthropist, 398
 - Mob-meeting in Cincinnati, 399
 - The Market House Committee, 401
 - Firmness of the Ohio Executive Committee, 02
 - Speech of the Mayor of Cincinnati to the mob, 403
 - Outrage upon Mr. Kitchell, 404
 - Outrage upon Mr. Hopper, 405
 - Testimony of the Hon. B. Swain of North Carolina, 405
 - CHAPTER OF ABOMINATIONS, 406.
 - Flogging of death - shooting with small shot - suicides, 406
 - Branding - outlawing - rewards for killing - death for striking, 407
 - Burning alive - shooting runaways - pulling out grays hairs, 408
 - Dogging men - Amalgamation - DOMESTIC SLAVE TRADE, 409
 - Slave trade advertisements, 410
 - POLITICAL SUPPORT OF SLAVERY, 412
 - Denial of the rights of petition in Congress, 413
 - Petition from slaves - Hon. John Q. Adams, 414
 - President's Inaugural Address, 415
 - MEASURES, 421
 - Tyranny of caste to be over thrown, 423
 - Facts in regard to American prejudice, 424
 - New-Bedford whale-ship owned and navigated by colored men, 427
 - Use of the press, 427
 - POLITICAL ACTION, 429
 - Petitions to Congress, 431
 - Fugitives, 432
 - Jury trial - Texas, 433
 - Haytian Independence, 434.
 
II.  WAS SLAVERY FORCED UPON THE SOUTH?  A letter from Dr. John Farmer 439
NEW PUBLICATIONS 447
   - Whittier's poems, 447
 - Miss Mar___'s Society in America, 448
 

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