Platform of the American Anti-Slavery Society and Its Auxiliaries
Excerpt from Platform of the American Anti-Slavery Society and Its Auxiliaries The principles, purposes, and measures of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its auxiliaries having been extensively misunderstood, and quite as extensively misrepresented, its friends would respectfully submit to the candid perusal of the public its Constitution, the Declaration of Sentiments adopted at its formation, and an Exposition of its Platform, by William Lloyd Garrison, its President. By these documents, and by its official acts, not by the opinions and acts of individuals upon other subjects, wholly foreign to the object for which it was organized and to which its efforts have ever been scrupulously devoted, the Society asks to be judged. Inviting the co-operation of every lover of human freedom, of whatever sect, party, or sex, in the one great work of abolishing Slavery, it interrogates no person as to his or her views of Theology, or of any other foreign topic whatever; it knows neither Catholic nor Protestant, Orthodox nor Heterodox, Male nor Female, but addresses itself to every human being, and seeks to kindle the fire of Anti-Slavery in every human heart. The documents herewith submitted will, it is believed, be deemed a sufficient answer to those who are attempting to destroy its influence by falsely representing it to be a "jacobinic" and "infidel" association. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.