We, the undersigned, hold that, every person, of full age and sane mind, has a right to immediate freedom from personal bondage, of whatever kind, unless imposed upon him, by the sentence of law for the commission of some crime. We hold, that man cannot, consistently with reason, humanity, religion, and the eternal and immutable principles of justice, be the property of man. We hold that a mere difference of complexion is no reason why any man should be deprived of any of his natural rights, or subjected to any political disability. While we advance these opinions, as the principles on which we mean to act, we solemnly declare, that we will not operate on the existing relations of society, by any other than, peaceful & lawful means, and that we will give no countenance to violence or insurrection.
With these views, we agree to form ourselves into society, and to be governed by the rules specified in the following constitution.
Amesbury & Salisbury Female Anti-Slavery Society – Preamble – Amesbury & Salisbury Female Anti-Slavery Society 1834-1840 United States
Historical Age, Age of Reason 1650-1950
Astrological Age, Age of Pisces 1 AD – 2000