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IN ITS

PRESENT ASPECTS:

CONTAINING

A REPLY

TO A LATE WORK OF THE

BISHOP OF VERMONT ON SLAVERY.

BY

DANIEL R. GOODWIN.

PHILADELPHIA:

J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

DANIEL R. GOODWIN,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

ADVERTISEMENT.

WHEN the late work of the Bishop of Vermont on Slavery first appeared, it seemed to me, in common with many of my clerical brethren, from what I could learn indirectly of its character and contents, that it was not worth while to trouble the public with an answer. Until the latter part of April I had never read the book. But the late lamented BENJAMIN GERHARD, Esq, of this city, in a conversation with me, about that time, took an entirely different view from that which I entertained and expressed; and earnestly insisted that it ought to be answered, and that I should answer it. At his urgent and repeated solicitations, the work was at length undertaken; and, after his death, I felt bound to complete it, as an act of obedience to his dying commands. If the performance has any merit, I desire it to stand as a tribute to the memory of one who was a kind and faithful friend, as well as an unflinching and devoted patriot. Its defects will of course belong exclusively to myself.

PHILADELPHIA, September, 1864.

D. R. GOODWIN.

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