The American Bible Society

April 11, 1862

From “C.K.W.”  this article tells that the American Bible Society has recently refused to accept a contribution from the British and Foreign Bible Society.

The writer assumes that the reluctance to accept the contribution is partly because they do not want to take money from “the nation which declines to recognize the Southern Confederacy…”    The article claims that “The Managers of the American Bible Society certainly belong to the class who are hoping for a reconstruction of our political system without interference with slavery.  Nine of their Vice Presidents, and one hundred and fifty-eight of their Life Directors, are from slave States. ….have always preserved, ever since they refused, in 1834, and again refused, in 1835 to accept the offer of $5000 from the American Anti-Slavery Society, on condition of their distributing Bibles to slaves as well as to others…”

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