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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841

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. by religious animosity, into petty tribes, and ready to be made dupes of. There is no reason why we should dodge the truth on this subject. If our ancestors have committed a mistake, we can have no reason for closing our eyes against the fact, but rather let us profit by it. This should furnish us with a motive to reverence and adore that God who must ever be the center and the circle of all true systems of religion and of morals.

In the conflict in which we are now en-gaged to recover from the sad degradation into which we have been sunk, we shall need eminently to rely upon God. And to do this, we must not be so blind as to believe that any means or system of means, doctrines, efforts, or sentiments are worth any thing, unless that God who wrought for the Hebrews be the life and soul thereof.

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