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Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book
			
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  Resolved, That we view the [crossed out word "citicens"] 

  origin of this disgracefull affair to have 

  had its rise in the nature and sistem 

  of slavery.  As slavery was firs established 

  by violence and continued by force moboc-

  racy is only one of the ways in which 

  it exhibits its legitimate results and 

  develops its true character

  2nd 		Resolved That we view the 

  assalt at Cincinnati on the printing press 

  of the Philanthropist as a direct attack 

  upon the paladium of our liberties the
  
  freedom of [crossed out word "the"] speech and of the press. and 

  it no longer remains a Solitary question 

  whether the slaves shall be free but whether 

  we shall be free our selves.  We theirfore 

  pledge our slevs to our Country and to each 

  other that we will never surrender 

  this invaluable right
 
  3rd    Resolved   That we do not view 

  the getting up of the late mob in Cincin-
			
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Ripley [Ohio] Anti-Slavery Society Minute Book

Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book


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