There is one strong argument in favor of negro slavery over all other slavery

There is one strong argument in favor of negro slavery over all other slavery: that is, being unfitted for the mechanic arts, for trade, and all skillful pursuits, leaves those pursuits to be carried on by the whites; and does not bring all industry into disrepute, as in Greece and Rome, where the slaves were …

But when I show them that to hold bondmen forever is ordained by God

When the abolitionists proclaim “man-stealing” to be a sin, and show me that it is so written down by God, I admit them to be right, and shudder at the idea of such a crime. But when I show them that to hold “bondmen forever” is ordained by God, they deny the Bible, and set …

This I conceive to be the darkest feature of slavery

Instead of preaching the gospel against this tyranny, rebuke, and wrong, ministers of religion have sought, by all and every means, to throw in the back-ground whatever in the bible could be construed into opposition to slavery, and to bring forward that which they could torture into its support. This I conceive to be the …

The greater and original evil is considering the slave as property

[T]he question was seriously discussed, Whether the slave is more profitable to the owner, if well fed, well clothed, and worked lightly, or if made the most of at once, and exhausted in some eight years. The decision was in favor of the last alternative. That decision will perhaps make many shudder. But, to my …