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Articles of Agreement Amongst the Preachers relative to slavery, January 2, 1795. The clergy agree about the impropriety and evil of slavery, and its harmful consequences. They resolve that no member of conference should own slaves, and anyone who becomes the possessor of slaves should emancipate them where the law allows, and that any member who acts otherwise shall forfeit their seat at conference and their letter of ordination.
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Methodist Episcopal Church. South Carolina Conference., "Articles of Agreement Amongst the Preachers" (1795). Methodist Books. 10.