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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 64

5. John M. Krebs, The American Citizen. A Discourse on the Nature and Extent of Our Religious Subjection to the Government under which We Live: Including an Inquiry into the Scriptural Authority of that Provision of the Constitution of the United States, which Requires the Surrender of Fugitive Slaves. Delivered in the Rutgers Street Presbyterian Church, in the City of New York, on Thanksgiving Day, December 12, 1850. And afterwards at Their Request, as a Lecture before the Young Men’s Associations of Albany and Waterford, N. Y., on January 14th and 15th, 1851 (New York: Charles Scribner, 1851). (40 p.)

Defense of fugitive slave laws based on Biblical texts, including Deuteronomy 4:7-8. “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is, in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great that hath statutes and judgments so righteous, as all this law, which I set before you this day?”