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A Citizen of Syracuse to Frederick Douglass, February 18, 1853


Doings of the two Presbyteries—Watertown and Oswego. FRIEND DOUGLASS:—The Syracuse Religious Recorder gives us the following facts: At its recent session, the Watertown Presbytery received a letter from Rev. LUMOND WILCOX, in which he certified that he had withdrawn from the Presbytery, "on the ground of its alleged connection with, and sanction of Slavery." In reply, the Presbytery respond, "that we do not believe that the General Assembly sustains such a relation to slavery as involves its members in the guilt of that system of iniquity." Next look at one of the acts of the Oswego Presbytery: "Resolved, That we decline sending delegates to the General Assembly, until that body dissolve itself from the sin of slavery, by non-fellowship with voluntary slaveholders." Rev. R. W. Condit dissents from this vote; it is otherwise unanimous. Here is progress Let us take courage. Yours truly, A CITIZEN OF SYRACUSE.


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A Citizen of Syracuse to Frederick Douglass. PLSr: Frederick DouglassP, 18 February 1853. Discusses a recent statement from the Oswego, New York, Presbytery condemning slavery.


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