'"Connecticut theologian Jonathan Edwards, born 1745, echoes Benezet's use of the Golden Rule as well as the natural rights arguments of the Revolutionary era to justify the abolition of slavery. In this printed version of his 1791 sermon to a local anti-slavery group, he notes the progress toward abolition in the North and predicts that through vigilant efforts slavery would be extinguished in the next fifty years. "
A 1791 Anti-Slavery Sermon(Reason): American Treasures of the Library of Congress
Jonathan Edwards, D.D. (1745-1801)
The Injustice and Impolicy of the Slave Trade and of the Slavery of Africans . . . A Sermon.
New Haven, Connecticut:
Thomas and Samuel Green, 1791
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