Miller, the certifying judge, had been slaveholder
in 1810 with 3 slaves and 1 free black in 1810.
Of 207 wills of slaveholders
between 1696-1816 listed in Ulster County, N.
Consequently, Turner viewed the slaveholder
as the source of the problem.
Wayland declared that southern slaveholders
ought to remove the sin from their lives immediately: "If slavery be inconsistent with the principles of the Gospel, it is wrong, and God requires us to abandon it.
Jacob's untimely death also helps to explain why the proliferation of slavery was not a sudden movement, depending as it on one slaveholder
at a time.
While slavery is a "system chargeable with atrocities and evils," he wrote, we cannot treat every slaveholder
as "an outcast from all the distinctions and privileges of Christian society.
Though slavery persisted for decades thereafter, legislation gave abolitionists an effective tool to hold slaveholders
accountable for their inhumane activity.
Today, no slaveholder
wants to spend money supporting useless infants.
Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Augustus Alston 1832-1879 is a scholarly, in-depth profile of a truly principled man - who was also a slaveholder
Undoubtedly Newton was as pious as any slaveholder
Though a slaveholder
himself, Carroll attempted to abolish the institution he had inherited with a bill he introduced in the Maryland Senate in 1797.
The conflicts and compromises flowing from the competing desires of slaveholder
and slave certainly took distinctive forms in early national Baltimore, but not so distinctive that students of the history of slavery and freedom elsewhere in the South will not find much that resonates with their own research.