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New York Christian Advocate, "Dr. Durbin’s Plan to Extinguish Slavery," March 17, 1847

John Price Durbin, detail
This article from the Christian Advocate and Journal, a Methodist publication, illustrates reaction to a plan by John Price Durbin to end slavery in the United States. Durbin was an eminent Methodist clergyman and former president of Dickinson College (1833-45). His plan called for compensation to slaveholders and the relocation of the freed slaves to Africa. Philadelphia resident Walker Brown objected to aspects of Durbin's plan and made several suggestions for change in a letter, including colonizing former slaves in California. (By Brendan Boston)

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How to Cite This Page: "New York Christian Advocate, "Dr. Durbin’s Plan to Extinguish Slavery," March 17, 1847," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/603.