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A Bible Anti-slavery Catechism

Creator:
Asa Donaldson
Location:
Illinois, Dover
Origin Date:
1845
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1195
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Manuscripts & Documents

Description

This broadside, printed in a question and answer format, promotes the abolition of slavery through peaceful means. The Biblical references to masters and slaves are discussed as well as whether slavery is in accordance with the spirit and language of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. The typed signature of the author Asa Donaldson is at the end as well as the place and date, "Dover, (Ill.) Oct. 5, 1845." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum