A Collection of Valuable Documents: Being Birney's Vindication of Abolitionists. Protest of the American A.S. Society. To the People of the United States, Or, To Such Americans as Value Their Rights. Letter from the Executive Committee of the N.Y.A.S. Society, to the Exec. Com. of the Ohio State A.S.S. at Cincinnati. Outrage Upon Southern Rights
I. Knapp, 1836 - Abolitionists - 80 pages
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American Antislavery Society
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Page 61 - Why do the heathen rage, And the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, " Let us break their bands asunder, And cast away their cords from us.
Page 51 - Resolved, That all petitions. memorials, resolutions, propositions or papers, relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to the subject of slavery, or the abolition of slavery, shall, without being either printed or referred, be laid upon the table, and that no further action whatever shall be had- thereon.
Page 37 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Page 41 - ... his Secretaries and not himself upon whom the service was specially imposed? Might he not be asked whether there was any such limitation to his obligations prescribed in the Constitution? Whether he is not equally bound to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, whether they impose duties on the highest officer of State or the lowest subordinate in any of the Departments?
Page 34 - In addition to the responsibilities which may thus be enforced by impeachment, criminal prosecution, or suit at law, he is also accountable at the bar of public opinion, for every act of his administration. Subject only to the restraints of truth and justice, the free people of the United States have the undoubted right, as individuals or collectively, orally, or in writing, at such times, and in such language and form as they may think proper, to discuss his official conduct, and to express and...
Page 35 - ... charged upon him, has been as effectually secured, as if the like declaration had been made upon an impeachment expressed in the same terms. Indeed, a greater practical effect has been gained, because the votes given for the resolution, though not sufficient to authorize a judgment of guilty on an impeachment, were numerous enough to carry that resolution.
Page 33 - I would therefore call the special attention of Congress to the subject, and respectfully suggest the propriety of passing such a law as will prohibit, under severe penalties, the circulation in the Southern States, through the mail, of incendiary publications intended to instigate the slaves to insurrection.
Page 33 - I must also invite your attention to the painful excitement produced in the South, by attempts to circulate, through the mails, inflammatory appeals addressed to the passions of the slaves, in prints, and in various sorts of publications, calculated to stimulate them to insurrection, and to produce all the horrors of a servile war.
Page 37 - ... proceedings in relation to the public revenue the President has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws." It carefully abstains from specifying what laws or what parts of the Constitution have been violated. Why was not the certainty of the offense —"the nature and cause of the accusation...