young men, could rarely fail of its object — especially if the professor concur in enforcing its doctrines.
This is frequently the case in Northern institutions, and has often occurred in Southern; and where it has not, the professor, as a general thing, is either silent, or he concedes the doctrines
of the text, and rests the defence of the South
upon the false position, that “she cannot help herself!”
The assumption that God has placed men in circumstances in which they cannot avoid a violation of his own immutable principles of right, may be so entirely overlooked, as to leave the doctrines and arguments of the text to work an increasing conviction that there is moral wrong in African
If this state of things continue, we must not be surprised if abolition fanaticism should have a still more rapid growth in our land.