A Citizen of Syracuse to Frederick Douglass, February 11, 1853
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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.
A CITIZEN OF SYRACUSE
SYRACUSE, Feb. 11th, 1853