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[77] to Virginia, to her Convention of 1829, to the speech of Ex-President Monroe, on the white basis question.

‘As to emancipation,’ said that distinguished son of your state, ‘if ever that should take place, it cannot be done by the state; it must be done by the Union.’

Again, ‘If emancipation can ever be effected, it can only be done with the aid of the general government.’

Gentlemen, you are welcome to your doctrine. It has no advocates among the abolitionists of New England.

We aim to overthrow slavery by the moral influence of an enlightened public sentiment;

By a clear and fearless exposition of the guilt of holding property in man;

By analyzing the true nature of slavery, and boldly rebuking sin;

By a general dissemination of the truths of political economy, in regard to free and slave labor;

By appeals from the pulpit to the consciences of men

By the powerful influence of the public press;

By the formation of societies whose object shall be to oppose the principle of slavery by such means as are consistent with our obligations to law, religion, and humanity;

By elevating, by means of education and sympathy, the character of the free people of color among us.

Our testimony against slavery is the same which has uniformly, and with so much success, been applied

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