earth, and warn the righteous to save themselves from the corruption of
the world; but we do not believe it right to inter fere with bond-servants,
neither preach the gospel to, nor
them, contrary to the will and wish of their masters, nor to meddle with,
or influence them in the least to cause them to be dissatisfied with their
situations in this life, thereby jeop ardizing the lives of men: such
interference we believe to be unlawful and unjust, and dangerous to the
peace of every Gov ernment allowing human beings to be held in servitude.