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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The conflict with slavery (search)
th requires them (the slaves) to be kept ignorant and uninstructed. G. P. Dissosway, Esq., an eminent colonizationist. It is the business of the free (their safety requires it) to keep the slaves in ignorance. But a few days ago a proposition was made in the legislature of Georgia to allow them so much instruction as to enable them to read the Bible; which was promptly rejected by a large majority. Proceedings of New York State Colonization Society at its second anniversary. E. B. Caldwell, the first Secretary of the American Colonization Society, in his speech at its formation, recommended them to be kept in the lowest state of ignorance and degradation, for (says he) the nearer you bring them to the condition of brutes, the better chance do you give them of possessing their apathy. My limits will not admit of a more extended examination. To the documents from whence the above extracts have been made I would call the attention of every real friend of humanity. I seek