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God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?

 
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Samuel Hopkins
Samuel Hopkins
  • Born: September 17, 1721
  • Died: December 20, 1803
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Theologian, Abolitionist

Samuel Hopkins was an American Congregationalist theologian of the late colonial era of the United States, and from whom the Hopkinsian theology takes its name. He was also an opponent of slavery, saying that it was in the interest and duty of the U.S. to set free all of their slaves.

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