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Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book
			
18

  The following resolutions were intraduced 

  and after being seperately considered and 

  discussed were unanimously adopted

  1st Resolved That the liberty of the press 

  and of speech is the inalianable right of 

  all classes of [crossed out word "the"] human beings, and that 

  [crossed out words "all that"] all who attempt to abolish it are 

  enimies to their country, and unworthy of 

  a residence in a free government

  2nd Resolved That slavery has abolished 

  both the liberty of speech and of the press in 

  the slave states, and is attempting to do the 

  same in the free states

  3rd Resolved, That it was slave holding in-

  fluence that procured the murder of the Rev. 

  Elijah P Lovejoy at Alton

  5th Resolved That the City of Alton is 

  a disgrace to the nation and deservs the 

  execration of all good men, and must ever 

  stand chargeable with the Martyrdom of

  a faithful minister of Jesus Christ

			
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Ripley [Ohio] Anti-Slavery Society Minute Book

Ripley [Ohio] Anti Slavery Society. Minute Book


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