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RECOMMENDATIONS.

FROM THE REV. JAMES BLYTHE, D. D.

Cincinnati, Nov. 23d. 1831. REV. AND DEAR SIR,

As you know I had the pleasure, some time ago, of looking into a manuscript work of yours on the subject of slavery, it has given me great pleasure to learn that you have thoughts of publishing those letters. A more acceptable present could not be made to the public, in my opinion, particularly at the present time.

As far as I have had it in my power to judge, I do not hesitate to say, that I am better pleased with your work on this subject, than with anything I have seen.

I have only to add, that I hope an enlightened public will not only suitably appreciate your disinterested effort in the cause of suffering humanity, in the liberation of so many of your own slaves; but also receive with a generous patronage, this enlightened and well conducted effort of your pen. With sentiments of great esteem, I am, Reverend Sir,

Yours, &c.

JAMES BLYTHE. Rev. J. D. PAXTON.

FROM JOHN GREEN, ESQ.

Lincoln, Nov. 18th, 1831. REV. AND DEAR SIR,

I hope you will not fail to make arrangements for the publication of your letters on slavery. In my judgment,

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they are, taken as a whole, the best essays I have read on
the subject. I believe they are well suited to the present
time-would be read with interest-particularly by Chris-
tians, and may be the means of doing much good. On
reading the manuscript last year, I thought, and perhaps
suggested, that some slight alterations might be made with
advantage. The occasion which gave rise to the writing
of the letters had passed away, and a particular reference
to it did not seem necessary. On reflection, however, it
strikes me that the narrative you have given, will serve as
an introduction by no means inappropriate—and may have
the good effect of warning other congregations to be more
circumspect and charitable towards those who press upon
them the performance of disagreeable duties.

With high regard,
Your Friend and Brother,

JOHN GREEN.
Rev. JOHN D. PAXTON.

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LETTERS ON SLAVERY;

ADDRESSED TO

THE CUMBERLAND CONGREGATION,

VIRGINIA.

BY J. D. PAXTON,

THEIR FORMER PASTOR,

LEXINGTON, KY.:

PUBLISHED BY ABRAHAM T, SKILLMAN,

BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER.

PUBLIC LIBRARY
151095
ASTOR, LENOX AND

TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by A. T. SKILLMAN, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the State of Kentucky.

PHILADELPHIA:

C. SHERMAN & co., PRINTERS, NO. 19 ST. JAMES STREET.

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