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embly did, at its session in 1794--long before its division into Old school and New school --adopt a note to one of the questions in its longer Catechism, wherein, expounding and applying the Eighth Commandment, it affirmed that the Biblical condemnation of manstealers comprehends all who are concerned in bringing any of the human race into Slavery, or retaining them therein. Stealers of men are those who bring off slaves or freemen, and keep, sell, or buy them. To steal a freeman, says Grotius, is the highest kind of theft, etc., etc. But this note was directed to be erased by the General Assembly of 1816, in a resolve which characterizes Slavery as a mournful evil, but does not direct that the churches be purged of it. In 1818, a fresh Assembly adopted an Expression of views, wherein Slavery is reprobated as a gross violation of the most precious and sacred rights of human nature, utterly inconsistent with the law of God, which requires us to love our neighbor as ourselv