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Nor does immediate abolition mean that any compulsory power, other than moral, should be used in breaking the fetters of slavery.

The sixth section contends that the Colonization Society is nourished by fear and selfishness—‘an irrepressible1 and agonizing fear of the influence of the free people of color over the slave population,’ in breeding discontent and insubordination; and the instinct of selfpreserva-tion against ‘the corroding evil of this numerous caste,’2 these ‘alien enemies,’ ‘by necessity anything rather than loyal citizens.’ In section seven the utter expulsion of the blacks, on the pretence of sending the ‘exiles’ back to ‘their own country,’ ‘their native land,’ is shown to be the aim of the Society, which, nevertheless, has forgotten to make provision for the mulattoes. As ‘white3 blood in Africa would be as repugnant to Nature as black blood is in this country,’ their case can only be settled by a resort to phlebotomy. In section eight Mr.4 Garrison vindicates the character of the free colored population of the North against the disparagement of the Society, declaring it superior to that of equally indigent whites or foreign immigrants. In section nine the Society is accused of denying the possibility of elevating the blacks in this country. Hereupon, says Mr. Garrison, ‘The detestation of feeling, the fire of moral5 indignation, and the agony of soul which I have felt kindling and swelling within me, in the progress of this review, under this section reach the acme of intensity’; and he cries out against such unrepublican and unchristian sentiments. He concludes his arraignment with the proposition that the Society deceives and misleads the nation as to its actual achievements in removing the blacks, and the cost thereof, and as to its ability to transport them all in less than thirty years; while its pretence that only through Liberia, Sierra Leone, and similar colonies can the slave trade be abolished, conceals the truth that the only way is to break up the market. The number of slaves annually smuggled into

1 Thoughts, p. 95.

2 Ibid., pp. 98, 99, 101.

3 Ibid., p. 119.

4 Ibid., p. 121.

5 Ibid., p. 134.

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