The subject [of slavery] has not only attracted attention as8 a question of politics, but it has struck a far deeper-toned chord.
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3 Cf. ante, 2.59.
4 Ante, 2.152.
5 This encomiastic exception was merited. Mr. Garrison wrote in June, 1850 (Lib. 20: 104): ‘The conscience of the Episcopal Church of this country, so far as the colored population are concerned, whether bond or free, is harder than adamant.’ On Sept. 26, 1850, the Protestant Episcopal Convention in New York city refused to admit delegates from its own colored churches (Lib. 20: ). Save the Rev. E. M. P. Wells of Boston, who early withdrew from the cause (ante, 2: 54, 85, 252), we recall no Episcopal clergyman—as no Catholic priest—who ever identified himself with the abolitionists. As is well known, a slaveholding Southern Episcopal Bishop became a Confederate Major-General.
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