The Annual Report of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

The Annual Report of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
The Annual Report of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Excerpt from The Annual Report of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society: Presented at New-York, May 6, 1851; With the Addresses and ResolutionsThe Eleventh Annual Meeting of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was held in the Broadway Tabernacle, on Tuesday, May 6th, 1851, at 3 o'clock P.M. The chair was occupied by Arthur Tappan, President of the Society.The 94th Psalm was read in a very impressive manner by Rev. Dr. Lansing.A fervent prayer was then offered by Rev. Charles W. Gardiner.An abstract of the Annual Report was read by Lewis Tappan, Corresponding Secretary. After which Rev. S. E. Cornish offered the following Resolution, which was adopted:Resolved, That the Annual Report, of which an abstract has been read, be accepted, and that the same be referred to the Executive Committee for publication.The Corresponding Secretary then presented, in behalf of the Executive Committee, a set of Resolutions, which were adopted by the Meeting, as follows:Resolved, That American Slavery is the most sinful, cruel and merciless system that has prevailed in any civilized country, inasmuch as, under the light of the gospel, it deprives men, not only guiltless, but unaccused of crime, of every civil and religious right; denies them legal compensation for any wrong, however grievous; annihilates in regard to them the conjugal and parental relations; consigns them at pleasure to heathenism; withholds from them the Bible; and reduces them to the condition of brutes.Resolved, That it is our right to condemn, and by lawful means to abolish sinful institutions, wherever existing; that it is the peculiar right of American citizens to express, orally or through the press, their opinions of the conduct of their representatives, and of the laws passed by them; and that every attempt to prevent or control the free expression of opinion is an outrage upon the constitutional rights of the citizen, and a dangerous assault upon the liberties of the country.Resolved, That we have never proposed to abolish slavery by any unconstitutional act, nor to infringe upon the rights of the States; our Doctrine being Universal Emancipation without compensation, and our Measures, under God, Moral Suasion and the Ballot Box.Resolved, That we deem the Fugitive Slave Bill unconstitutional and inhuman, a disgrace to the country, an outrage upon civil liberty, deserving the reprobation of every friend of God and man; and that it should be disobeyed by every person who is not willing, and does not deserve, to wear the chain and submit to the lash of Southern despots.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.