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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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see here how desperately it figures about the world to complete its measure of iniquity. First it pounces upon the aborigines, head and heels, and then away to Africa, and there is blood, blood and blood only in its train.

2. Slavery is an institution of the dark age! Did the monarchs, patriarchs, and prophets of the south ever think of this ? Yes, slavery was bred, born and nurtured in the will of Charles the Fifth of Spain, second only to Nero of Rome ; this rebel ghost who was capable of fulminating, and figuring in the darkest of the darkness of the dark age ; this great patron of the mother of abomination ; this stoutest of the co-workers with the Pope of Rome, in his persecution of Luther and the reformers ; he was also the first patron and patriarch of the institution which is so peculiar at the south. And who knows, perhaps those chivalrous patriarchs of the south have descended from Charles, and have from him inherited their patents ? Have the apolo-



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