Prize Essay on Slavery.
The undersigned, appointed a Committee to award a premium of $100, offered by a benevolent individual, for the best essay on the subject of Slavery, “adapted to receive the approbation of Evangelical Christians generally,” have had under examination more than 40 competing manuscripts, a large number of them written with much ability. They have decided to award the prize to the author of the essay entitled, “The Error and the Duty in regard to Slavery,” whom they find on the opening of the accompanying envelope to be Rev. R. B. THURSTON, of Chicopee Falls, Mass.
They would also commend to the attention of the public two of the remaining tracts, selected by the individuals who offered the prize, and for which he and others interested have given a prize of $100 each. One of these is entitled, “Friendly Letters to a Christian Slaveholder,” by Rev. A. C. BALDWIN, of Durham, Conn.; the other, “Is American Slavery an Institution which Christianity Sanctions, and will Perpetuate?” by Rev. TIMOTHY WILLINGTON, of Strongsville, Ohio.
ASA D. SMITH,
P.S.-The remaining manuscripts are in the hands of Mr. A. S. [BARNES?], No. 51 John street, New-York, who will dispose of them according to the directions of their respective owners.