But his only earthly appeal lies to his master.
He has permitted or done this thing, and it is laid upon the conscience of the slave to submit, “not answering again.”
His master is his only earthly protector.
His guaranty that his master will protect him, is that he too has a “Master in heaven,” who is no respecter of persons, and that to him belongeth vengeance.
According to principles established in the fourth and fifth lectures, the Africans of this country, in common with minors, imbeciles, and uncivilized persons, have a right to be governed and protected, and to such means of physical comfort and moral improvement as are necessary and compatible with their providential condition.
That which it is their right to have as slaves, it is the duty of masters to secure to them.
Superior positions devolve higher and more important duties.
The master who ignores these claims, and affects to be offended with any who may assert them on behalf of the slave, will do well to consider that the “cries of those who have reaped down their fields,” that is, the claims of those who have labored for them, and have no earthly friend to vindicate their rights, are heard by Him who has said, Vengeance is mine: “I will repay, saith the Lord
But Christian masters, or even men of religious sentiments, who always respect the