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CONTENTS.




page.
Definition of Slavery 5—9
 Negative, 6
 Affirmative, 8
 Legal, 9
The Moral Law against Slavery 9—11
 "Thou shalt not steal," 10
 "Thou shalt not covet," 11
Man-stealing—Examination of Ex. xxi. 16, 12—17
 Separation of man from brutes and things, 15
Import of "Buy" and "Bought with Money," 17—22
 Servants sold themselves, 21
Rights and privileges secured by Law to Servants, 23—25
Servants were voluntary, 25—31
 Runaway servants not to be delivered to their Masters, 26
Servants were paid wages, 32—36
Masters not "Owners," 37—46
 Servants not subjected to the uses of property, 37
 Servants expressly distinguished from property, 38
 Examination of Gen. xii. 5.—"The souls that they had gotten," &c. 39
 Social equality of Servants and Masters, 40
 Condition of the Gibeonites as subjects of the Hebrew Commonwealth, 41
 Egyptian Bondage analyzed, 42  

OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED.

"Cursed be Canaan," &c.—Examination of Gen. ix. 25, 46—48
"For he is his Money," &c.—Examination of Ex. xxi. 20,21, 48—52
Examination of Lev. xxv. 44-46, 52—57
 "Both thy "Bondmen, &c., shall be of the heathen," 53
 "They shall be your bondmen forever," 54
 "Ye shall take them as an inheritance," &c. 55