AMERICAN SLAVERY.




  THE extent to which most of the churches in America
are involved in the guilt of supporting the slave system
is known to but few in this countrY. So far from being
even suspected by the great mass of the religious commu-
nity here, it would not be believed but on the most indis-
putable evidence. Evidence of this character it is proposed
now to present-applying to the Methodist Episcopal, the
Baptist, the Presbyterian, and the Protestant Episcopal
churches. It is done with a single view to make the
British Christian public acquainted withl the rehi state of
the case-in order that it may in the most intelligent arid
effective manner exert the influence it possesses vith the
American churches to persuade them to purify themselves
from a sin that has greatly debased them, and that threat-
ens in the end wholly to destroy them.
  The following inemorcandcla will assist English readers
in more readily apprehending the force and scope of the
evidence.
  I. Of the twenty-six American states, thirteen are
slave states. Of the latter, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky,
Missouri, and Tennessee (in part), are slavxe-selling states;
the states south of them are slave-buying and slave-con-
suming states.
  II. Between the slave-selling, and slave-buying states
the slave-trade is carried on extensively and systemati-
cally. The slave-trader, on completing his purchases for
a single adventure, brings the gang together at a conven-
ient point; confines the men in double rows to a large
chain running between the rows, by means of smaller lat-
eral chains tightly riveted around the wrists of the slaves,



 England-where this pamphlet was first published.