he was able to obtain a meeting-house from some one of the religious denominations (Lib. 12: 11). As for the great representative religious bodies, they successfully pursued this year either the policy of silence and suppression on the subject of slavery—like the Presbyterian
Ante, p. 27. General Assembly; or of satisfying the South by the exclusion of anti-slavery officers from the Board of Missions—as in the case of the Baptist Triennial Convention
Lib. 11.86, 87, 97, 105, 109, 113. at Baltimore, under Southern threats of turning mission contributions into other channels.
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, whose agents among the slaveholding Cherokees, Creeks, and Choctaws were themselves slaveholders, met a ministerial petition
Lib. 11.158. that they should not keep silent about slavery, by
Lib. 11.154. replying that they could neither approve nor condemn it, and that they could not scrutinize the source of money contributed to their funds.
And this, to