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TREATISE ON SLAVERY.

IN WHICH IS SHOWN FORTH

THE EVIL OF SL A VEHOLDING

BOTH

FROM THE LIGHT OF NATURE AND DIVINE REVELATION.

BY JAMES DUNCAN.

Columbia, speak; let SLAVERY's dirge be sung
Wide o'er the world, the joyfur sound begun :
Shall bid the age of crime and suffering cease, ,'. .
And hail the dawn of irecdəm anđ of peace.• '::::

"Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, op 'ye even so to them;

for this is the law and the prophets."'-MATT. vii. 12.

VEVAY:
PRINTED AT THE INDIANA REGISTER' OFFICE.

1824.

NEW-YORK:

RE-PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY
THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY,

143 NASSAU STREET.

1840,

PUBLIC LIBRARY 569640

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

1916

INTRODUCTION

TO THE NEW-YORK EDITION.

The author of this work was the Rev, James Duncan, a learn. ed and faithful minister of the Gospel in Indiana, and father of the Hon. Alexander Duncan, now member of Congress from Cin. cinnati. It is a matter of regret, that a letter from the West, containing some further particulars respecting the author and his labors, has been mislaid and cannot be found. However, the work will speak for itself, wherever it shall be read, and will show its author to have been a man of uncommon powers of reasoning, and of uncommon clearness of vision, for his day, on the subject of slavery and abolition. The work was first published, as the title imports, at Vevay, in the state of Indiana; in the yeaz 1824, ardo was accompanied by the following

RECOMMENDATION;

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This treatise has been highly recommended by several gentle. men of Kentucky and Indiana—the publisher selects, for the pre. sent, the following letter from Jesse L. Holman, Esq. one of the judges of the supreme court of Indiana, a gentleman well known to the citizens of this and the neighboring States.

“I have been favored, for a few hours, with the manuscript of a • TREATISE ON SLAVERY,' by the Rev. James Duncan, and from a hasty perusal of the greater part of its contents, and the well known abilities of the author, I conceive it to be executed with a depth of thought and force of argument, that well deserves the attention of all inquirers after moral truth, and justly merits the patronage of the public." (Signed)

JESSE L. HOLMAN.

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