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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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point of law. Because man is intelligent but the others are not.

Let it be remembered then, that moral law is only applicable to intelligent creatures, and that the same law is given to all intelligent creatures. But why has God, who is moral Governor, and also the Creator of man done this act? Is it credible to say that he has put a difference between men in point of intellect, whilst he has put none in point of obligation? The supposition is not incredible only, but it is also in-admissible—absurd.

Then we are placed thus heel to heel with you on the broad basis of law, why? Not because we are not capable of sustaining the same obligations. This will not be said. Then it must be because we are capable of the same obligations. God was perfectly aware of what he intended to do, and of what he did do in giving this law to men. Now it was no part of God's intention to do any of his creatures injustice by

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