The great aim of the slaveholder, then, should be to keep his people in strict subordination.
What was accounted a virtue in the slave was accounted a vice in the slaveholder.
So much intellect as the slaveholder has around him, requires watching.
He was not a slaveholder in the southern sense of that word.
The highest evidence the slaveholder can give the slave of his acceptance with God, is the emancipation of his slaves.
Every slave is a stolen man; every slaveholder is a man-stealer.
But without this spirit, no eloquence of man or angel can persuade the slaveholder of the safety of emancipation.
Did fire from heaven descend, and consume the slaveholder at their invocation?
Let the American slaveholder show the same authority for slaveholding which he maintains the Jew could produce.
None other will be accepted, for a moment, by the slaveholder.