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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by

RICHARD FULLER and FRANCIS WAYLAND, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District

of New York.

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INTRODUCTION.

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In compliance with the wish of my friend and brother, the Rev. Dr. Fuller, the joint author with me of the following pages, I offer a few words by way of introduction.

The origin and progress of this correspondence may be thus briefly stated.

In the month of November last, at the request of the editor of the Christian Reflector, Dr. Fuller addressed a letter to that paper, presenting in brief his reasons for believiag that Domestic Slavery is sanctioned by the Seripiares, and is therefore not always a sin. In this letter several al}usions were made to the publications on this subject both of the late lamented Dr. Channing and myself. Had this eminent man been spared to us, the duty of defending what we both believed would have fallen into abler hands. It having pleased God to call him to his rest, this duty seemed to devolve upon me. I immediately communicated my intention to Dr. Fuller, and was gratified to learn that it met with his hearty concurrence.

I accordingly commenced a series of letters, in which I attempted to examine the various topics

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