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New York Christian Advocate, “Reply to Dr. Durbin,” March 10, 1847

John Price Durbin, detail
This article from the Christian Advocate and Journal, a Methodist publication, provides insight into the debate over slavery that occurred within American religious denominations during the decades before the Civil War. John Price Durbin was a prominent Methodist clergyman and president of Dickinson College from 1833 to 1845. His "plan for the removal of slavery" involved proposals for colonization, or the relocation of emancipated slaves to Africa, and "renumeration" or compensation to their former owners. The author, "A Southern Methodist," endorsed Durbin's proposals and offered suggestions for implementing them. (By Brendan Boston)


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