The Fugitive slave bill or, God"s laws paramount to the laws of men. A sermon, preached on Sunday, October 20, 1850 by Nathaniel Colver

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Published by J.M. Hewes & Co. in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature

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Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 40133)

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Statementby Rev. Nathaniel Colver, pastor of the Tremont St. Church. Published by request of the church.
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40133.
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13558619M

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