Improved Condition of Slaves

April 30, 1852

This notice is from the N.Y. Christian Inquirer.   From the Report of the South Carolina Methodist Conference, on Missionary operations among the slaves.  It compares contributions for religious instruction, showing an increase from $261.33 in 1830, to a present amount exceeding $17,000!  “… a vast change has been induced upon the entire Southern mind, and the general condition of the slaves has every where incalculably improved. This is what we have always said.  Some croakers will have it that the condition of the slaves has been growing more and more debased and hopeless.  It is not true, unless all facts are fancies.”

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