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Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book
			
     Constitution of the Ripley A.S.S.

Art. 1st This society shall be called the Ripley

Anti-Slavery Society.  Auxilery to the Ohio

State Anti-Slavery Society.

Art. 2  The object of thie Society is the entire

      abolition of Slavery in the United States

         While it is admitted that each State

in which slavery exists has by the Consti

tution of the United States the exclusive

right to legislate in regard to its abolition

with in [crossed out word "their"] its own bounberies; this

Society shall endeavour to convince

their fellow citicens that slaveholding

is a henious sin in the sight of God.

and that the duty, safety and best inter-

ests of all concerned require its immediate

abandonment without expatriation

  The Society will also use suitable ex-

ertion in a constitutional way to

influence Congress to abolish Slavery

in those portions of our Country which
 
			
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Ripley [Ohio] Anti-Slavery Society Minute Book

Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book


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