By Ebenezer Davies
First released in 1849, American Scenes and Christian Slavery is an outline, in epistolary structure, of yankee lifestyles, nature, tradition, and its slave exchange in the course of the 19th century, as saw via a British abolitionist, Ebenezer Davies, in the course of his travels in the course of the usa. Davies have been the minister of project Chapel, New Amsterdam, and during this choice of letters, he deals priceless modern views at the humans and the manners of the US as they looked as if it would him in the course of a trip of over 4 thousand miles. A beneficial reception of some comparable letters that have been released within the Patriot journal lead the way for the practise of this publication. The book's 37 chapters list the author's impressions of Ohio, the river Mississippi and the towns of recent Orleans, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia, long island, and Boston. Davies' travelogue is a witty account of an English traveller's stories of nineteenth-century the United States.
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It was painful to think that such a ministry could co-exist with slavery. The creed it is evident may be evangelical, while there is a woful neglect of the duties of practical piety. 35 LETTER V. First Religious Service in America (continued)—A Collection "taken up" —Rush out—Evening Service—Sketch of the Sermon—Profanation of the Sabbath—The Monthly Concert for Prayer. sermon Dr. S. gave out a hymn, and told the congregation that the" collection for the support of the "beneficiaries" of that church would be "taken up" that morning; adding that, in consequence of this collection not having been made at the usual time (in May last), some of the young men who were preparing for the ministry, and dependent on that congregation for food and clothing, were now in great want.
I felt that there was much in the conduct of England towards her unhappy sister-isle for which she deserved the severest castigation. " In this way the Irish famine, was a God-sent sort of a salvo for the slave-holder's conscience, so soothing and grateful to his tortured feelings that he was but too happy to pay for it by a contribution for the relief of Ireland. In consequence of the following advertisement in the Picayune, I screwed up my feelings, and resolved for once at least in my life to see a slave-auction.
That he would remember his mother. The first dollar he got he sent to her, and declared that he would never forget the Sabbath and his mother. He also was now a wealthy man. The punishment of Sabbath-breaking was sure, though not immediate. Like the punishment of intemperance or impurity, it would come. Here the celebrated testimony of Sir Matthew Hale was adduced. Dr. Johnson's rules respecting the Sabbath were read, with the observation that no doubt he owed much of his celebrity to their observance.