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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 51

8. T. R. Sullivan, The Limits of Responsibility in Reforms (Boston: A. Williams & Co., 1861). (32 p.)

Delineation of eight reasons why opposition to slavery should not be taken to extremes. “There is an element of injustice in all exaggeration; and, to apply this here, what is slavery? Slavery, though a great moral and political evil, is not a crime, in itself, like those specified in the Decalogue,--‘murder, ‘adultery,’ &c., so that every one that owns a slave must be guilty of a conscious sin against God” (emphasis in original).”