leans for support upon the arm of military power; so long as it proselytes to Christianity under the muzzles of its cannon; and preaches the doctrines of Christ
while practising those of Mahomet.
When the Sierra Leone Company
was formed in England
, not a member of the Society of Friends could be prevailed upon to engage in it, because the colony was to be supplied with cannon and other military stores.
Yet the Foreign Agent
of the Liberia Colony Society
, to which the same insurmountable objection exists, is a member of the Society of Friends, and I understand has been recently employed in providing gunpowder, etc., for the use of the colony.
There must be an awakening on this subject; other Woolmans and other Benezets must arise and speak the truth with the meek love of James
and the fervent sincerity of Paul
To the women of America
, whose sympathies know no distinction of clime, or sect, or color, the suffering slave is making a strong appeal.
Oh, let it not be unheeded for of those to whom much is given much will be required at the last dread tribunal; and never in the strongest terms of human eulogy was woman's influence overrated.
Sisters, daughters, wives, and mothers, your influence is felt everywhere, at the fireside, and in the halls of legislation, surrounding, like the all-encircling atmosphere, brother and father, husband and son And by your love of them, by every holy sympathy of your bosoms, by every mournful appeal which comes up to you from hearts whose sanctuary of affections has been made waste and desolate, you