‘I am told that Garrison's opinions, as well as Rogers's, have3 been greatly modified of late with regard to the Bible. He is ZZZ27 pretty well satisfied that God has not grown wiser by4 experience, and that he did not command people to cut their brothers' throats a thousand years before he commanded them to love one another. As a man I rejoice at his progress, but I don't know whether I do as an abolitionist. It was so convenient to be able to reply to those who were calling him infidel, that he believed as much as anybody, and swallowed the whole Bible in a lump, from Genesis to Revelation, both included. They say that in Connecticut they always keep one member of every pious family unconverted to do their wicked work for them. I suppose my policy is something of the same sort.’
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