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William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture I. Introductory remarks on the subject of African slavery in the United States. (search)
hreaten. At an early period in our history, Thomas Jefferson denounced domestic slavery as sinful, per se, whole country. This grossly offensive error of Mr. Jefferson has been more or less diffused through the whole, from time to time, who did not scruple to avow Mr. Jefferson's doctrine, and like him affect to foresee dreadthings, it is in vain to appeal to the fact that Mr. Jefferson, though a profound statesman, and to some extentdly than any communities in the country. Still, Mr. Jefferson's name does not lose its enchantment; and havinghe abstract opinions and sentiments set forth by Mr. Jefferson and the M. E. Church, and which are supposed to that in admitting the great abstract doctrine of Mr. Jefferson, that the principle of African slavery is, per sves, let us free the country, of the dominion of Mr. Jefferson's philosophy, because it is false. In doing thi reach these results: 1. That the philosophy of Jefferson is false, and that the opposite is true, namely, t
William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture II: the abstract principle of the institution of domestic slavery. (search)
er se, the sin of it must be found in the principle is the principle sinful? the principle defined objections to the term submission answered the effect of Mr. Jefferson's doctrine upon many conscientious persons in the Southern States. I now propose to enter directly upon the inquiry, Is the institution of domestic slavery inful, it must be so either in the abstract principle it involves, or in the specific form under which it embodies that principle, or in both. In either case, Mr. Jefferson's doctrine is verified; for if the abstract principle be wrong, then the institution which envelops the principle, and from which it derives its character, is who, though they are not sufficient metaphysicians to detect and expose the error of a conclusion, are sufficiently candid to admit that if the conceded dogma of Jefferson be true, domestic slavery can never be justified in practice by any circumstances whatever; and they have pious feeling enough to prompt them to great hesitation
William A. Smith, DD. President of Randolph-Macon College , and Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy., Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: withe Duties of Masters to Slaves., Lecture III: objections considered. (search)
. It is with the popular view of this subject that I propose to deal in this lecture. Hence I shall restrict my remarks, in the first place, to the objection as it usually exists in thought, and notice several popular forms of expression : 1. All men are born free and equal. Until within a few years past, this dogma was stereotyped in all the text-books of the country — from the horn-book to the most eminent treatise on Moral Science for colleges and universities. From the days of Jefferson until now, it has been the text for the noisy twaddle of the stump-politician, and the profound discussions of the grave senator in the Congress of the United States. If this dogma, as it generally exists in thought, be true, it will follow, that any and every abridgment of liberty is a violation of original and natural right — that is, inalienable right. Hence every system of slavery must be based upon a false principle. The popular sense in which this language is generally understood,