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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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1796. THOMAS FULLER.

Thomas Fuller was born in Africa and brought to Virginia as a slave, and though not able to read or write, possessed, ac-cording to Dr. Rush and others the talents of correct. and rapid calculation. He was once asked how many seconds there are in seventy years, seven months and seven days. He gave the answer correctly and proved it in a minute and a half.

1742-1802. CAPITEIN.

J. E. J. Capitein was brought from Africa at the age of seven. Miss Bascam instructed him in the .elements of Latin, Greek, Hebrew,' and Chaldaic languages. He was a painter by taste. He published at Hague an elegy in Latin verse, on the death of his instructor. From Hague he went to the University of Leyden ; on entering which he published a Latin dissertation on the calling of the Gentiles. The slaveholder will probably grant us the



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