Minutes from a governmental committee regarding the teaching of Christianity to slaves. Consists of answers to questions asked of prominent slave owners throughout the state. There is a focus on the oral education of slaves as well as a white presence in any black congregation to ensure the slaves did not organize any retaliatory actions. Focuses on the demographics of the Christian slave population. Originally bound in v. 22 of the Thomas Smith Grimke pamphlet collection.
A sermon delivered by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer in the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 22, 1822. The speech stresses obedience for enslaved people, often quoting the New Testament and Old Testament. References to the sermon on the mount and other teachings of Jesus. Stresses the role of paternalism in the treatment of enslaved peoples.
A sermon delivered by Reverend John B. Adger in The Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston, S.C. May 9th, 1847. The speech stresses the master's caring for enslaved people, often quoting the New Testament and Old Testament. References to Jesus's compassion for the care and teaching of the poor. Stresses the role of paternalism in the treatment of enslaved peoples and teaching of the gospel. Originally bound in v. 22 of the Thomas Smith Grimke pamphlet collection.
The pamphlet contains the Public Proceedings Relating to Calvary Church. The appendix contains the reports of the sub-committees and the written replies from those interrogated. The discourse stresses the role of paternalism in the treatment and teaching of the gospel to enslaved peoples. Many of the questions included in the interrogation refers to the modes employed when 'communicating religious instruction' to enslaved peoples. Originally bound in v. 22 of the Thomas Smith Grimke pamphlet collection.
The pamphlet by John S. Fairly, written after slavery had been abolished, outlines the past relationship between enslaved peoples and the church. Originally published in the Charleston World, May 4, 1889.
This sermon, preached in several of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in Charleston, in November and December 1849, was authored by Paul Trapier, Minister of Calvary Church. The speech charges the members of the congregation with living a life of mission in sharing the gospel with those enslaved to their care.