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A Citizen of Syracuse to Frederick Douglass, February 11, 1853

D6370 (Unpublished)

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FRIEND DOUGLASS:—Every Christian ought to have a home in some local church, and it ought to be where no countenance is given to slavery.
The Oswego Presbytery have done well as far as they have gone, but advance ground is demanded.
The members of that Presbytery are yet in fellowship with those who sanction slavery by endorsing it ecclesiastically. Let them consider this matter.
One reform step opens the way for another—that for another. We must rejoice in this, and "not be weary in well doing," tho' it be the undoing of what we have done.
Yours,
A CITIZEN OF SYRACUSE
SYRACUSE, Feb. 11th, 1853

Creator

Citizen of Syracuse

Date

February 11, 1853

Description

A Citizen of Syracuse to Frederick Douglass. PLSr: Frederick DouglassP, 18 February 1853. Believes the Oswego, New York, Presbytery allies itself with those who sanction slavery.

Publisher

This document was calendared in the published volume and has not been published in full before.

Collection

Frederick Douglass' Paper

Type

Letters

Publication Status

Unpublished