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- n. A slave-dealer; someone who seizes another person to hold that person as a slave or sell that person into slavery; more loosely: a slaveholder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who steals or kidnaps a human being or beings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who steals human beings, generally for the purpose of selling them as slaves; a kidnapper.
While Mr. Brown would most gladly have accepted manumission papers, relieving him from all future claim of the slaveholder, and thereby making his freedom more secure, he yet felt that he could not conscientiously purchase his liberty, because, by so doing, he would be putting money into the pockets of the manstealer which did not justly belong to him.
Why, then, does he fly from St. Paul's opinion of the slaveholder to what he has said of the manstealer and the murderer?
Christian disciple, fulfilling in righteousness and love a Christian duty, then slavery is right; if slavery is wrong, then every slave-holder is a manstealer, and should be excommunicated as such without asking any further questions.
Again, the Talmud decides that, if a man have bought a slave who turns out to be a thief or a kubiustis, -- which has here been erroneously explained to mean a ` manstealer, '-- he has no redress.
Then followed that illogical confusion of ideas studiously fostered by zealots at either extreme: If the slave-holder may be in some circumstances a faithful Christian disciple, fulfilling in righteousness and love a Christian duty, then slavery is right; if slavery is wrong, then every slave-holder is a manstealer, and should be excommunicated as such without asking any further questions.
Page 176 that State, or has fled to it for protection from the manstealer.
That manstealer who stole me trampled on my dearest rights.
And yet this and more must be done to get rid of the hated negro, who has been born in that State, or has fled to it for protection from the manstealer.
"a manstealer," merely because he claims of the slave that which God himself commands the slave to render.
Page 106 shocked at the proposition of fellowshiping a sheep-stealer; and at the same time they hug to their communion a manstealer, and brand me with being an infidel, if I find fault with them for it. "...
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