"An Address to the People of North Carolina, on the Evils of Slavery. By the Friends of Liberty and Equality: Manumission Society of North Carolina," Greensborough Patriot, March, 1830
William Swaim, editor of the Greensborough Patriot, published this address in pamphlet form through his newspaper. Swaim was also the Secretary of the Manumission Society of North Carolina and printed the tract at the request of the Society President Amos Weaver, whose name appeared at the end of the tract.
The 69-page address begian with 5 propositions, condemning the institution of slavery. The authors made extensive use of Old and New Testament Bible citations to support the condemnation. The publication continuously listed a variety of sins associated with slavery, such as injustice, cruelty, pride, lust, etc.
Following the propositions was a 6-step process to abolish slavery in the state. The plan called for gradual emancipation starting with the halt of any expansion of the institution and ends with the stipulation that no freed slave can be removed from the state to be enslaved elsewhere.
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