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2 The offer of $5000 to that end, made by the American A. S. Society in 1834 (Lib. 6.27), was renewed at the annual meeting in 1835, on motion of Elizur Wright, Jr. (2d Ann. Report Am. A. S. Society, p. 29).
6 A Northern Orthodox clergyman, the Rev. Hubbard Winslow, of Boston, a colonizationist, went a step further, preaching that the laws of the land must be obeyed even if God's commandments were violated (Lib. 5.103). So the Massachusetts Attorney-General Austin, prosecuting at the time the Rev. Geo. B. Cheever to conviction, asked the jury: ‘Can there be a safer mode of determining what is right or wrong than. Is it lawful?’ On this Mr. Garrison commented (Lib. 5.107): ‘Now, I care not what the law allows me to do, or what it forbids my doing. If I violate it, I will submit to the penalty, unresistingly, in imitation of Christ, and his apostles, and the holy martyrs. But to learn my duty, I will not consult any other statute-book than the Bible; and whatsoever requirement of man I believe is opposed to the spirit of the gospel, I will at all hazards disobey.’
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