- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: Cornell University Library (January 1, 1865)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1429707372
- ISBN-13: 978-1429707374
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,651,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Reply to Bishop Hopkins' View of slavery: and a review of the times Paperback – January 1, 1865
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Mr. Boles finds the same fault with Hopkins abuse of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as other writers have condemned. The opening phrases of the Declaration are nonsensical hyperbole; nowhere in nature is there equality. Compare the eagle and the humming bird and see if you find equality. Where is the equality between the lion and the timid mouse? It does not exist. Just as absurd is the proclaimed equality of the races.
The bishop is refuted on another of his pronouncements. He says emphatically that Slavery is the will of God and therefore must be maintained until God shall change his mind. He also proclaims he is the faithful servant of God. Then the bishops states that he would gladly see slavery abolished if it could be done without affecting the future of the blessed Union of the United States. Boles asks, How can a faithful servant of God wish to see an institution ordained by the omniscient Father destroyed?
The refuter makes another point not so often mentioned in these rebuttals: If slavery is ordained by God the father, what is to be made of the words of the Son, "Whatsoever ye do unto the least of these my brethren, ye do unto me.Read more ›