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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 91

8. John H. Hopkins, Bible View of Slavery (N.p., [1861?]. (16 p.)

Defense of slavery based on biblical texts. The author expresses his conclusions in this manner. “The Constitution of the United States, as I firmly believe, made no concessions on the subject [slavery] which were not warranted by the Bible. And therefore, while I should rejoice in the adoption of any plan of gradual abolition which could be accepted peacefully by general consent, I can not see that we have any right to interfere with the domestic institutions of the South, either by the law or by the Gospel.” (The collection has a critique of this essay in volume 12 [no. 26].)