That domestic slavery is the appropriate form of government for a people in such circumstances, is fully exemplified by the Divine procedure in the case of the heathen subdued by the ancient Israelites
1. That they have no right to social equality or to political sovereignty — that to accord them either, in their present moral condition, would be a curse instead of a blessing.
It would in all probability lead to the extermination of the race, and inflict a deep injury both upon the moral and physical condition of the whole country.
2. That every consideration of humanity and prudence requires that, until a better form of subordinate government shall be devised, they must be continued under the system of domestic slavery now in operation.