I am fully aware that I am now in con-tact with a current opinion about which many strong prejudices cling. For this reason, having given my opinion I will just sketch the points on which this opinion is rested, and leave the controversy, if any is started, to be settled by the reading, re-search and reflection.
1. The Carthaginians were derived from a colony of Tyrians ; and hence to connect ourselves with them would conflict with all history, by which we are set off from the Canaanites, and would be taking the very ground of those who burthen us with the supposed curse of that people. The Tyrians were Canaanites. Rollin's Ancient History, book II.
2. The Carthaginian colony was not settled till 869 years B. C. making a difference of twelve or fourteen hundred years between their origin and that of the Ethiopians, in point of time. Robbin's Ancient History, period 5.
3. They leased the land of the natives