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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The conflict with slavery (search)
defence of my position upon the fact that it can never be unsafe to obey the commands of God. These are the old and common arguments of fanatics and enthusiasts, melting away like frost-work in the glorious sunshine of expediency and utility. In the light of these modern luminaries, then, let us reason together. A long and careful examination of the subject will I think fully justify me in advancing this general proposition. Wherever, whether in Europe, the East and West Indies, South America, or in our own country, a fair experiment has been made of the comparative expense of free and slave labor, the result has uniformly been favorable to the former. See Brougham's Colonial Policy. Hodgdon's Letter to Jean Baptiste Say. Walch's Brazil. Official Letter of Hon. Mr. Ward, from Mexico. Dr. Dickson's Mitigation of Slavery. Franklin on The Peopling of Countries. Ramsay's Essay. Botham's Sugar Cultivation in Batavia. Marsden's History of Suniatra. Coxe's Travels. Dr. Anderson