Rev. George Bourne, early “immediatist”

In the Liberator, August 25, 1832, this news about Bourne.  “We rejoice to find that this veteran in the cause of African emancipation is again in the field.  He labors in Virginia, many years procuring for him the most bitter persecutions, from the advocates of Slavery, among whom were a number of his Presbyterian brethren.  The article tells of how Bourne was condemned by an ecclesiastical council, under the charge of heresy, how he had to leave the southern states, and was until recently in Canada.  ” He is now at his editorial desk, for a New York Journal, The Protestant.”

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