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Civil Liberty: A Sermon


An antislavery sermon preached by Noah Porter in Farmington, Connecticut on July 13, 1856. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.


Noah Porter (1781-1866) served as a Congregational minister in Connecticut.  He was involved in various moral reform causes and published sermons from 1813 forward.  Porter's 'come-outer' theological views appear in his Two Sermons on Church Communion and Excommunication (1853).  The present sermon on civil liberties argues that an antislavery position derives from natural law that guarantees freedom as a divine right.

- Joe Lockard