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A Review of the “Correspondence” of Messrs. Fuller & Wayland, on the Subject of American Slavery…to which is added a Discourse, by Roger Williams, Printed, London, 1652, on “The Hireling Ministry.”
A Review of the “Correspondence” of Messrs. Fuller & Wayland, on the Subject of American Slavery…to which is added a Discourse, by Roger Williams, Printed, London, 1652, on “The Hireling Ministry.”

A Review of the “Correspondence” of Messrs. Fuller & Wayland, on the Subject of American Slavery…to which is added a Discourse, by Roger Williams, Printed, London, 1652, on “The Hireling Ministry.”


First edition. A handsome copy. A review of the epistolary debate between two Baptist clergymen conducted in 1844–1845 in a Boston newspaper, the Christian Reflector.

Defending the pro-slavery position was theologian Rev. Richard Fuller of South Carolina (1804–1876). “Fuller argued that the Old and New Testaments sanctioned and recognized slavery. Slavery was not to be confused with its abuses, and the southern states were not accountable for American slavery… He believed that southern ministers, not northern missionaries, were appropriate to serve the slave population.” (ANB)

Arguing against slavery was Rev. Francis Wayland (1796–1865), president of Brown University. “In Domestic Slavery…Wayland found American slavery repugnant to the scriptures, to conscience, and to the principles of the Declaration of Independence. By the 1850s, he was counseling civil disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Law.” (ANB)


Description: A Review of the “Correspondence” of Messrs. Fuller & Wayland, on the Subject of American Slavery…to which is added a Discourse, by Roger Williams, Printed, London, 1652, on “The Hireling Ministry.”

Utica: Published at the Christian Contributor Office, H.H. Curtiss, Printer, Devereux Block, 1847. 187pp. 6¼ x 4 inches. Publisher’s blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on upper cover. Light edge wear to covers; foxing; Very Good.

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Sabin 28944. Blockson Catalogue 9912. Cf. LCP, Afro-Americana 6640 for related. Not in Dumond.


Price: $225.00