Rev. Jonathan Cable

Liberator (Boston, Mass.)  Dec. 31, 1847

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Rev. Jonathan Cable

Rev. Jonathan Cable

The New School Presbyterian Synod of Indiana, have declared against Slavery by resolving unanimously that it should be made a disciplinary offense by the church. This noble decision on the part of that body, may be credited to the indefatigable labors of the Rev. Jonathan Cable; the only minister we ever knew, belonging to a Pro-Slavery Church, that dare serve God by serving humanity.

It is said that a large minority of that respectable Synod, are ready to dissolve their connection with the General Assembly, because of the pro-slavery character. This is right. This is making progress. Let us ‘thank God and  take courage’ and ‘never give up.’

Farmer’s Cabinet (Amherst, N.H.)  Jan. 31, 1850

National Christian Anti-Slavery Convention– Messrs. Samuel Lewis,  W. H. Brisbane, S. H.(sic) Chase, B. P. Aydelotte, Charles B. Boynton, Jonathan Cable and other Cincinnati gentlemen having been appointed a Committee for the purpose of calling a Convention of Christians to consider upon the connection of the American Church with the sin of Slaveholding, invite their fellow-Christians of all denominations to assemble in Convention at Cincinnati on the 17th of April to deliberate upon the subject.


“From Jonathan Cable’s Autobiography.”  (as written down by a relative “joyce”)

1856: We formed a free Synod and members of the Old and New school that were opposed to slavery were invited to unite”  ending two-thirds of a page later with  “they sold out to the Free Will Baptists.”


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